While it’s always been crucial to the housing market, curb appeal is coming to the foreground as a high priority for homeowners. Whether you’re selling your home, or just looking to make some home improvements, updating the exterior can make a big difference. With Utah’s growing home market, it’s important to stay on top of the trends to ensure that you keep your value.
One of the biggest eyesores of a home is worn concrete, broken down over time, and discolored from wear and weather. It’s especially distracting because driveways and sidewalks often take up as much room as the lawn, making it one of the first thing that guests look at upon arrival. This makes it an ideal investment, as it’s a visible change and can increase the overall value of your home.
If you’re looking to revamp your exterior concrete and give it a facelift, there are a numerous ways to easily makeover the color and design. In fact, most people are unaware that there are cost efficient solutions that allow you to work with the existing concrete inside and outside of your home.
A concrete overlay is one of the most affordable options to completely transform your home. You can choose from a variety of techniques, colors, and materials to ensure that you get exactly the result you’re looking for. Our Utah based experts at Alpha Concrete Coating have the experience and expertise to guide you and provide you with a result that makes your home stand out in the best way possible.
What is a concrete overlay?
An overlay is a simple procedure that alters the existing concrete. Since it works with the cement that has already been poured, it is much cheaper than doing a demolition and complete re-pour. It can be done in a variety of patterns and colors, ensuring that you can find an option that looks the best with your home.
However, it’s not just limited to cement—it can be used on wood surfaces as well. Staircases, sidewalks, driveways, pathways, basements, garages, patios, decks, and balconies can all benefit from an overlay. No matter which area of your home you’re looking for, an overlay will make it look and feel completely rejuvenated.
Overlay Patterns and Designs
There are numerous designs and patterns that people can incorporate into a concrete overlay. One of the most popular options is simply changing the color of the cement, and adding a texture. Often, this is referred to as an acid wash concrete. This creates almost a marble effect in the cement, giving it more dimension and interest. You have complete control over the coloring of the cement, ensuring that it complements your home and meets your standards.
Some people opt for doing an overlay with the addition of custom materials. One of the most common options is to create frames around the concrete with either brick or stone. This can give your home a customized look, without breaking the bank. Oftentimes, the brick and stone options pull elements from the home into the driveway, giving it a cohesive flow on the exterior of the house. For example, if your home has tan brick, similar brick can be incorporated into the overlay, matching your house.
Another popular option for concrete overlay is to create a random stone assortment by stamping them into the cement. These appear to look like actual large stones that vary in shape and size, fitting together to create a visually appealing pattern. They can be textured and colored to complement the exterior of the house, using the acid wash technique. It automatically updates any residential or commercial exterior to one of luxury.
For interior spaces, such as garages, or basements, the most popular option is staining the color, giving it more depth. Some people will add texture as well. This can completely transform your interiors, making your space look chic and clean. More people are opting for concrete flooring in residential and businesses, due to its easy maintenance and the wide range of options. Colors can easily be match to the décor, and provide a modern and elegant look.
Overlays are Cost Effective
When it comes to updating your home, it’s rare to find anyone that isn’t concerned about price. Ripping out cement and adding custom stone, brick, or new concrete can cost a lot of money. Choosing to work with what you already have still provides numerous options for beautiful design. It allows you to update your home, but doesn’t break the bank. You can save thousands by opting for a concrete overlay, as well as adding value to your home.
Whatever your project is, we’ve got you covered. If you’re looking to upgrade your exterior, or even your basement, patio, balconies, or garage, look to our experts at Alpha Concrete Coatings. We service from Ogden to Provo, including Park City and our high quality overlays will give your house the facelift that you’ve been dreaming us. Give us a call to schedule a consultation today!