When first evaluating a stone resurfacing project it is important to consider the condition of the stone. The following are issues with stone and their fixes that must be done prior to resurfacing:
- Cracked stone – The cracks must be filled and remedied to create a smooth surface prior to resurfacing.
- Voids, holes and missing stone pieces, grout or mortar – A smooth surface can be created with the right microcement. Missing pieces, grout or mortar can all be filled in and replaced.
- Mildew, moss and other organic matter – Any growing organisms must be removed and the surface must be brought to a condition where a coating will have a proper bond to the surface.
Once the stone surface has been prepared per the above recommendations then the stone resurfacing system can begin. Here are the steps required to do stone resurfacing with microcement.
- Clean surface and make it pH neutral with the right cleaners
- Apply a primer and scratch coat to create a link between the substrate and final coats
- Apply a filler coat that smooths any voids, cracks or depressions in order to make an even seamless surface above.
- Apply the decorative skim coats
- Apply a protective sealer
Where Can Stone Resurfacing be Done on a Property?
Stone stairs can become slippery and unsafe. If the stone begins to separate from the mortar that can be even less safe. A seamless finish over steps can make them safer, easier to clean and can update them as well.
A traditional stone fireplace can be updated to create a more modern look. The right microcement can withstand the extensive heat of a fireplace while creating a low maintenance long-lasting finish.
Stone in a basement can be damp and can grow mold and mildew. By properly cleaning and resufacing this stone you can benefit from the durable material of stone underneath without having to deal with its potentially slippery and porous properties.
Stone Patios and Pool Decks
Whether its travertine, marble, slate or any other stone this porous material can look really outdated as time passes. In addition, it can become quite slippery. By resurfacing a stone patio or pool deck with the right microcement you can get much more enjoyment and reduced maintenance out of your outdoor areas.
Stone walkways can be uneven and they can break down over time. By resurfacing this stone with a modern new look a walkway, hallway or breezeway can become a much more pleasant space that is safer, more sanitary and more appealing.
Any type of stone wall can be resurfaced. Much of the hard work has already been done by putting the stone in place. Rather than removing the stone it can be resurfaced. This keeps our water and adds more lifetime to a stone wall.