Your porch and steps are more than just functional elements of your home; they're the first impression visitors have of your property. Over time, exposure to the harsh Canadian climate can take a toll on concrete surfaces, resulting in cracks, chips – a tripping hazard – and an unsightly appearance. Professionally done repair and coating, though, will not only fully restore and protect your space but will also make it look good.
As always, the first step involved preparing the concrete surface to ensure the absence of cracks or loose material which would interfere with correct membrane installation. Repairs were executed as necessary: cracks were filled, and patching was done. Once the repairs were complete, slight grinding was done across the entire step and porch surface, followed by the removal of debris to facilitate proper adhesion of the waterproofing membrane. The substrate was coated with a specialised primer, and then a base coat was installed, followed by the application of flakes – they provide a non-slip finish and a completely renewed look. A second coating of polyaspartic was applied next, to seal the entire surface.
Benefits of Polyaspartic Coatings for Exterior Applications
Durability: Polyaspartic coatings are incredibly durable and can withstand harsh Canadian weather, including extreme temperatures, heavy snowfall, and UV radiation. They resist chipping, peeling, and fading.
Quick Application: Polyaspartic coatings cure rapidly, allowing for a quicker turnaround time compared to traditional coatings – this significantly reduces downtime.
UV Resistance: The UV resistance of polyaspartic coatings means your porch and steps will maintain their color and finish for years without fading or yellowing.
Slip Resistance: Many polyaspartic coatings come with options for adding anti-slip properties, which are essential for safety in icy Canadian winters.
Aesthetic Appeal: The decorative flakes add a touch of style to your outdoor space, making it visually appealing while maintaining functionality.
Safe for Use and Looking Good
Reviving your concrete porch and steps is a rewarding home improvement project that not only enhances the curb appeal of your property but also adds longevity to your outdoor surfaces. By getting professionals to do repairs and install a waterproofing membrane, the entrance to your home will remain protected for years.
Learn more about a variety of concrete repair and waterproofing solutions our Residential Division can offer by visiting this page: https://www.jointsealwaterproofing.com/residential