Renovating Your Concrete Staircase
Last modified: 2018/08/16 | Approximate reading time 2 mins
Your handyman of a neighbour has told you that you should apply a coat of acrylic on your concrete staircase to make it look brand new? This might be the right course of action; however, before you start making any specific decisions, it’s best to further investigate the current state of the staircase instead of blindly following this friendly advice.
Many different issues can cause wear and tear on concrete surfaces and the actual state of the material can be hard to determine with the naked eye.
First piece of advice: always hire professionals to do this type of work. Concrete specialists are better equipped to determine where the problems are coming from and they know the proper techniques to fix the situation.
Concrete staircase renovation prices
When it comes to major renovations, the contractor might have to destroy everything to rebuild from scratch.
However, one of the contractors that is a part of the RenoQuotes.com network was able to execute this type of project without having to remove the staircase. He proceeded by demolishing a part of the sidewalk. This was done in order to prevent the land around the stairs from collapsing.
In the end, the whole renovation project cost $4500 (including taxes). The contractor applied six coats and the project lasted one week.
Before! Photo credit: Deltec
After! Photo credit: Deltec
The number of coats of concrete
If you find a contractor who accepts to renovate your concrete staircase without demolishing the whole thing, when getting their quote, check how much time they have planned for the project. In doing so, you will be able to determine if what they are offering is realistic.
For example, if the quote mentions that the work will be completed within one afternoon, you can assume that they will only apply one coat of concrete.
This is a good way to avoid fake contractors, who offer low prices without guaranteeing the quality of their work. If you’re looking for optimal results, our contractors recommend no less than six coats of concrete. Each extra coat improves the quality of the work and ensures that the result will last longer.
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