Skim Coat Overlay Cost Estimator
Thank you for visiting our Skim Coat Concrete Overlay Cost page. We will go over some of the options that are available for skim coat overlays for exterior floors and the pricing for them for projects in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex. First, let’s make sure you are using the right estimator for your project; below the estimator is a quick primer on skim coat overlays.
A skim coat overlay is a great option for exterior floors such as patios, sidewalks, driveways, and porches that may need some minor repair or if you are trying to “tie in” newer and older concrete that looks different. A skim coat overlay resurfaces your existing concrete with a flat, thin layer of new concrete and this fills in and covers up small cracks, holes, scratches, stains, and other minor imperfections. The new coat follows the contours of your existing flooring creating a new, relatively flat surface.
What options can affect a skim coat concrete overlay cost? First is the size of the project. The larger it is the lower the cost per square foot. Next is whether there is anything on the floor that has to be removed before we start the overlay process. This can include paint, sealer, tile, etc.; anything that might prevent the skim coat material from bonding tightly to the concrete needs to be removed.
Another factor to consider is whether the existing concrete floor has an exposed aggregate finish (one with the stones visible and sticking out of the surface). If it does then it will take more material to fill in the space between stones and that will affect the skim coat concrete overlay cost. What about cracks? If there are visible cracks then we need to fill them in before applying the overlay so that there is a reduced possibility they will reappear.
The last two choices are mostly cosmetic. If you would like, we can score (cut) the skim coat overlay into a diamond or tile or stone pattern to dress the area up. We can even fill those scored lines with grout so that they are also level with the floor instead of being slightly below it. Additionally we can stain the skim coat to create more variegation in the color of the floor. Even though our skim coats always have color mixed in with them staining will create even more color variations throughout.
We hope this skim coat concrete overlay cost estimator helps in your decision making process, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a quote. We service the entire Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex area.