About Concrete Resurfacing
- What is Advanced Surfaces?
Advanced Surfaces is premixed cement and extra fine aggregate, blended for maximum strength and durability mixed with a resin, specially formulated emulsion, and then stain sealed.
- How strong is it?
Most concrete has a compressive strength of 3000 to 4000 PSI. Increte is 7780 PSI.
- Is it hot to walk on?
Here is our systems comparison test to other surfaces:
10%-40% degrees cooler than concrete
20%-30% cooler than brick
30%-40% cooler than epoxy paints
40%-50% cooler than wood decking
Up to 40% cooler than carpet
40%-50% cooler than tile
- What colors does it come in?
We have 30 standard colors to choose from. However we can custom produce any color you wish for a minimal charge.
- How does the price of Increte systems compare to removal and replacement of old cement?
The cost of concrete removal and replacement is normally 30% to 50% less, but then you're left with plain dull gray concrete that is still susceptible to staining, cracking and hotter to walk on.
About the Process
- How long does it take to apply?
An average job will take between 2 to 3 days. Larger, more complex jobs will take longer.
- Can it be applied to steps or vertical walls?
Yes. Multiple layers may need to be applied to even out any imperfections.
- Can it be applied to painted surfaces?
Yes, though generally we will try to remove enough paint either through mechanical or chemical means to where our product will have a good cement to cement bond.
- How do you treat cracks in the existing concrete?
Though we do everything possible to treat cracks and can eliminate most, it is possible they may reoccur. If they do, it is usually in the form of a hairline. Which is not objectionable as it is largely hidden in the texture. However if the crack becomes too objectionable it is possible to repair with a closely matched silicone caulk. We also offer a pattern which incorporates the crack into the pattern, making it less noticeable.
- How do you treat control joints?
All existing control joints should remain in the surface to allow for expansion and contraction of the original cement. They are masked off with fiber tape leaving a clean looking joint.
- Is there anything we should expect to see, or not see?
Something you may see is a white shadowy area in you grass where we frequently clean our tools. This will not harm the grass and will normally be gone after the lawn is first cut.
You may notice the pool water is a little cloudy after the cleaning process and about a half cup of sand like material in the bottom of the pool. Although we make every effort to minimize this inconvenience, it is inevitable due to the cleaning and spraying process. All products that may enter the pool are safe to the liner, pool water and filtration system.
Depending on the type of application you select, the color may be added during the spraying process or in the sealing process, so don’t panic if the color is not there when you think it should be. After the sealing process is complete you may notice an uneven appearance. This will normally disappear after a few days. If it doesn’t, let us know and will add a third coat.
How do I clean it?
Usually, normal washing with a hose is all that is needed. For stubborn stains a solution of household degreasers, a stiff brush and a hose is all that’s needed. Pressure washers can also be used.
Can it be touched up if minor damage happens?
Yes. We will provide you with a sufficient amount of sealer that comes from the can used to seal your project.
What warranty is involved?
Hink Enterprises Inc. offers a 3 year full warranty against check cracking, fading, delamination and general product failure. We do not warranty against present or future failure of existing cement that causes damages to the Advanced Surfaces system.
What if something happens after the warranty?
The material is repairable to its original state. We do service after warranty.