What is pool deck resurfacing?

When we resurface concrete, we apply a coating on top of your existing pool deck, then customize it to give it a look you love. You end up with a pool deck that looks brand new without having to rip out your concrete and start from scratch. Resurfacing saves time and money (and you avoid the mess of a demolition project).

Note: If you came looking for information about resurfacing cement, you’ve come to the right place. Cement is actually an ingredient in concrete. Concrete is a combination of cement, water, and aggregates.

Can damaged concrete pool decks be resurfaced?

Yes! Damaged concrete—whether it’s cracked, chipped, spalling, or fading—can be resurfaced as long as the surface is viable. In addition to being experts in resurfacing, we are experts in concrete repair. We can fix cracking, spalling, chipping, uneven surfaces, and other types of damage.

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Design Choices

We can create just about any look you want by customizing the pattern, texture, and color of your pool deck (see more about our stained concrete). If there’s a particular material you love (such as brick, wood, limestone, or anything else), we can create that look with stamped concrete at a fraction of the cost.

If you’re not sure what look you want, we suggest browsing our portfolio for ideas. If you do know what you’d like, show us pictures and we can make it happen!

Keep in mind that in addition to pool decks, we can resurface walkways, patios, retaining walls, and more. You can have all of these spaces resurfaced so they match or coordinate with one another.

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For pool decks, it’s critical to have a surface that doesn’t get too slippery when wet. At SUNDEK of Houston, we add texture that makes your surface slip-resistant, reducing the likelihood of slip-and-fall accidents.

Comfort (cool decking)

And as long as we’re installing a new surface for your pool deck, we also want to make sure it’s comfortable to walk on. Many of our clients ask if we do cool decking (sometimes called kool decking). Cool decking is the process of applying a coating that lowers the surface temperature of a pool deck. We are happy to tell our clients that SUNDEK coatings are much cooler than typical gray concrete surfaces. The texture we apply makes it comfortable to walk on with bare feet. We also guide our clients towards choosing lighter colors for their pool deck, as darker colors tend to absorb more heat.

Pool Deck Maintenance

Caring for a decorative concrete pool deck is surprisingly simple. The key is to have the surface sealed, as a high-quality sealer will protect it from damage, fading, and general wear and tear. General maintenance includes removing debris with a hose, leaf blower, or broom every few weeks or so. For stains, you can use a non-abrasive commercial cleaner. Get specifics about maintenance here.

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Textured Pool Deck Coating

See a beautiful resurfaced pool deck by Sundek of Houston in Columbus, Texas. Sundek's Classic Texture is a slip-resistant coating that is cooler to walk on than plain concrete. Custom Scoreline is added as a decorative element that helps blend cracks into a flagstone-shaped design.

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