If you have a pool, then you know that keeping the decking around it in good condition is an essential part of maintenance.
A new concrete coating can protect your deck from weathering and staining, and even make it easier to keep clean.
Not only that, but concrete coatings will also enhance the appearance of your deck and release harmful UV rays back into the atmosphere.
However, over time, these benefits will start to fade away as the concrete ages. If you’re unsure whether your deck needs a new coat of concrete, here are some signs to look for:
The concrete is cracked, chipped, or crumbling
Cracks in your concrete deck are one of the most obvious signs of aging.
Chipped or crumbling concrete is a major eyesore that can lead to further damage, and also be a trip hazard. If you notice any cracks that are deeper than surface level, it’s time to give your deck a new coat of concrete.
There is peeling or flaking
If you notice your concrete deck peeling or flaking, this can be a sign that the current coat of concrete is no longer adhering to the surface, which can lead to further damage down the line. If you see any peeling or flaking, it’s best to have your deck re-coated as soon as possible.
The concrete is faded, stained, or discolored
If the color of your concrete deck has faded due to staining or sun damage, it may be time for a new coat.
A fresh concrete coating will restore the original color of your deck. However, fading may be less obvious if your deck was not colored to begin with. If your deck was created with standard gray concrete, you may notice it fading to a lighter white color over time.
It’s been more than 10 years since the last coat
If it’s been more than 10 years since you’ve applied a new coat of concrete to your deck, it may be time for a fresh layer. Of course, this will depend on your environment and how much sun exposure or traffic your pool deck has received, but 10 years is usually a good benchmark.
If you’re unsure whether your pool deck needs a new coat of concrete, it’s always best to consult with the professionals at Port Aggregates. We can assess the condition of your deck and recommend the best course of action. Contact us today to request a quote!