Pebblecrete driveways are a popular choice for homeowners due to their durability and unique, natural look. However, over time, even pebblecrete driveways can begin to show signs of wear and tear. Many homeowners may wonder if it is possible to resurface a pebblecrete driveway. The answer is yes, it is possible to resurface a pebblecrete driveway, but it does require some additional steps compared to resurfacing a plain concrete surface.
Surface Grinding and Acid Washing: Before the resurfacing process can begin, the pebblecrete surface must first be prepared. This usually involves surface grinding, which involves removing the top layer of the pebblecrete to create a smooth, even surface. Additionally, acid washing may be used to remove any dirt, stains, or other impurities from the surface of the pebblecrete.
Hand-Troweled Base Coat: If the pebblecrete is too dense to be ground, it will not be able to be ground and it will require a hand-troweled base coat first. This base coat will create a flat and smooth surface for the resurfacing to be applied.
Resurfacing Options: Once the pebblecrete surface has been prepared, it can be resurfaced using a variety of finishes, including plain color, plain color with flecks, stencil patterns, and others. The options for resurfacing a pebblecrete driveway are similar to those for plain concrete, but additional steps are required for preparing the surface.
Durable and Long-lasting: Resurfacing a pebblecrete driveway is a durable and long-lasting solution when properly maintained, with a lifespan of 15+ years with proper care. By using high-quality products and techniques like those offered by companies like Conker, you can ensure that your resurfaced surfaces will stand up to the test of time.
In summary, it is possible to resurface a pebblecrete driveway. The process requires some additional steps, such as surface grinding and acid washing, or a hand-troweled base coat, but it can transform the look of your pebblecrete driveway and give it a new lease of life. Contact our Brisbane or Sydney resurfacing team to speak to the team about your upcoming project and to get a free, accurate estimate for your specific project based on the factors that will affect the final cost.