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  • How do you know if your driveway is suitable for resurfacing?
    Not all driveways can be resurfaced. If the substrate is in good to reasonable condition then there’s a good chance yours can be done. But it depends on a number of factors. If your driveway is: • Bare (grey) concrete • Sealed or painted concrete, or • Stencilled or stamped concrete We should be able to help you.
  • What if I’ve got cracks in my driveway?
    Cracks can be a problem. It depends on how deep they are. Fine cracks can be assessed and potentially filled with epoxy. Note: cracks can be ground and filled but it cannot be guaranteed that they will not reappear if further movement occurs. Deep cracks or broken concrete are a problem. If you’re not sure what kind of driveway you have, or the condition it’s in, that’s ok, we can arrange an in-home assessment and quote. Just call us.
  • What’s the process?
    Preparation and cleaning of surface Applying the base coat Applying the Sealing of surface Stencilling (optional) What exactly is resurfacing and how does it work? It’s not as complicated as you might think. Every resurfacing job includes 4 basic steps: Preparation is all about creating an even surface. We might grind off an existing coating, and if cracks are present, grind and fill with an epoxy and grind off the excess. Pressure cleaning is then required to remove the excess dust. If there is resurfacing compound We then spray a resurfacing compound: a single colour to create a slip resistant, textured finish, depending on the environment and steepness of the surface. An additional colour can be added to create a flecked appearance for added dimension and texture. If stencilno existing coating an acid wash and pressure clean will be required to clean and key the surface. We apply a thin base coat over the concrete and screed it level. is required, this is applied after the base coat has dried. Finally, we seal the surface with 2 coats of sealer in matt or semi-gloss.
  • So how long does it take?
    That’s really dependent on the job but for a simple job allow 2 days. For a more complex or larger job it could take up to 3 days.
  • And how much does it cost?
    Again it depends on the job but as a guide allow between $40 and $65 per square metre. We can assure you it’s a lot less cost and less hassle than doing a complete driveway rip-up and re-lay.
  • And finally how quickly can I drive on it after it’s completed?
    Depending on the weather conditions it just needs to dry and cure but you’ll be walking on it the next day and driving on it after 5 days.
  • Can I do it myself? I’m a bit of a handyman.
    The Avista Driveway Resurfacing System is applied by specially trained Avista applicators. It requires special equipment and skills. It’s not recommended as a DIY project.
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