A Different Approach to Concrete
A concrete overlay is a general term referring to a cement based coating applied to the top of your existing concrete surface. We use Elite Crete brand of product and it is widely considered the best and strongest on the market. Our overlay is 1 and 1/2 times stronger than regular concrete and it’s application ranges from 1/16 to 1/2 of an inch in thickness.
Concrete overlays are an alternative to busting up and replacing an existing concrete slab that may be aged or weathered. They are ideal for:
- Adding pattern, texture and color to existing concrete surfaces (porches, patios, pool decks, etc.)
- Resurfacing existing floors (interior or exterior)
- Smoothing and leveling uneven or spalled floors
An important thing to keep in mind: this is not traditional stamped concrete.
Instead, the product we offer is thin-stamped overlay. The difference is that we don’t have to rip the existing surface and re-pour to achieve a stamped look. Our 1/4 to 1/2 inch overlay goes right over the top of your existing concrete surface.
Another thing to consider is cost: concrete overlays can be done at a fraction of the cost of newly poured stamped concrete. For example, stamped concrete can cost a homeowner anywhere between $12.00 and $20.00 (and up!) per square foot. Sound Concrete Solutions charges as little as $8 per square foot for a similar application.