If you live in the mid-Atlantic states or further north in New England, concrete pool deck resurfacing costs can fluctuate by five or more dollars per square foot. In states like New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania, or up north in Massachusetts and its surrounding states, there are many things to consider when weighing the costs of the available concrete resurfacing processes.
For one thing, the weather in the northeast should play a big part in how you evaluate not only how much your resurfacing will cost, but how long the resurfacing will last. This is important because there are some processes, such as concrete overlays, which are strictly surface treatments. This means they won’t fare as well in weather zones where freeze and thaw cycles can cause the concrete below the overlay to shift and crack. Any little imperfection can cause a tear in the overlay which lets water in, and then leads to peeling and tearing.
On the plus side overlays can be less expensive that other pool deck resurfacing products and processes, however, the downside is overlays don’t last as long—which could mean you’ll have to worry about safety issues around the pool such as trips and falls way sooner than with processes that are integrated with the existing concrete surface.
Here are a few resurfacing options to inquire about when you’re ready to call vendors for cost estimates:
Demo and new construction
Engineered Concrete Flooring
Choose the right resurfacing technology for your concrete pool deck.
Ordinarily pavers and concrete demolition and new construction wouldn’t be part of a discussion about concrete pool deck resurfacing, but people often include these when considering their options. Either way, if you have an existing concrete pool deck, both options will require you to break it up and rip out the old concrete before replacing it with a new pour or brick or concrete pavers. So even before you’ve addressed the new installation you will already be several thousand dollars or more out of pocket. Not very cost effective, indeed.