Multiple heavy snows followed by consistently low temperatures can combine to push back outdoor project starting dates. If you planned for 2021 to be the year you restore your old, cracked and stained concrete pool deck, RenuKrete® recommends you get on the schedule early so you can have more pool time this summer with a pristine, restored pool deck.
Scheduling early is a good idea no matter what year it is. When pandemic restrictions took hold in 2020, many families had to forego vacation plans and instead make the most of staycations by lounging, playing and entertaining the family by the pool. Having your pool ready for aesthetic and safety reasons for this summer and others to follow is important for your family and your property value.
The best pool deck resurfacing technology outlasts other processes by a long shot.
If you have cracks in your concrete pool deck, walkways or patio, snow and ice can seep in and expand once frozen, making those cracks even worse. If the cracks become large enough and the slabs heave a bit and become unsafe, the chances of injuries from trips and falls grow exponentially; as does your liability. But what’s the best way to repair a concrete pool deck that’s in need of immediate repairs?
There are several options to choose from, none of which are ideal when compared to the patented and proprietary processes that RenuKrete® is known for. As an example, other concrete repair or replacement processes are either too flimsy or too destructive to your landscaping. Or they allow too much dirt to be tracked into your pool, such as pavers.
If you want to replace the deck and start from scratch with a new concrete pour, demolition of the existing concrete will mean several pieces of heavy equipment will have to gain access to your property in order to break up and remove the concrete. As you can imagine, this will cause significant damage to your landscaping and could also compromise the walls of your pool as backhoes dig out the broken up concrete.
Furthermore, total concrete demolition and replacement is a process that creates a great deal of carbon output, so it’s not only bad for your backyard, but it’s bad for the environment. Another option to consider is concrete overlays. These can look great for the first couple of years, but they can behave like a cracked concrete surface that is decades older once several years of freeze/thaw cycles cause them to crack and peel—particularly in the Northeast where winters can be severe. Furthermore, when you consider that the typical concrete overlay is only a fraction of an inch thick, any shifting at all of the slabs underneath will also cause cracks to appear which will lead to peeling once moisture gets underneath.
RenuKrete® ECF is crafted from the existing concrete, making it durable and long-lasting.
RenuKrete® Engineered Concrete Flooring (ECF) employs proprietary processes that restore existing concrete flooring and decking surfaces into like-new condition. Unlike decorative overlays and concrete stamping that can ultimately chip and peel off, RenuKrete® ECF is sculpted from the existing concrete deck and crafted into stone formations resembling natural flagstone and slate tile. In a remarkable metamorphosis, even decks that are fractured with cracks and uneven expansion joints can be made to look new as if the wear and tear never existed.
For homeowners who take special pride in their backyard pool and landscaping, RenuKrete®’s ECF reveals concrete’s true decorative possibilities by using cutting-edge technology, skill and craftsmanship to sculpt a distinctive natural stone installation design right into the existing concrete. And unlike demolition, RenuKrete®’s carbon imprint is also significantly less when compared to the emissions that are inescapable when demolishing a concrete deck, digging it out, transporting it away from your home, and then having more trucks deliver fresh concrete to replace the old deck.
Summer is just around the corner, get ready with RenuKrete®.
Even on the coldest winter days it can be warming just to imagine a warm July afternoon sitting by your pool with your family and guests nearby. But if that fun image in your mind is jostled because your pool deck is your backyard’s most unappealing feature, it’s time to call RenuKrete®. Indeed, the sooner you arrange to have RenuKrete® restore your original vision with a designer’s flair that mirrors your lifestyle, the sooner that image will come alive in real life.
Even if your concrete decking is fractured with cracks and uneven expansion joints, RenuKrete® will make them disappear as if they never existed. To learn more or to schedule a visit for an estimate, contact RenuKrete® at 800-406-5010.