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When I replaced the flooring in my home recently, I was surprised to find out that one of the options available to me was a cork floor. I’d always thought of cork as nothing more than the way to top off a bottle of wine. However, it turns out that cork is a great flooring option. It has many of the benefits of hardwood, but the texture and give of the material also adds some of the benefits of carpeting. I decided to start a blog about flooring so that I could share some of the benefits of interesting and lesser-known flooring options. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you only have a few choices. There are lots of great directions you can take with your home flooring that will perfectly suit your home and your needs.

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Four Reasons For Concrete Restoration Over Replacement

Concrete is one of those materials that is extremely durable, resistant to wear and tear even from heavy loads placed on it, and more. However, when damages do show up, which can happen at some point, many people think they need to have the concrete completely removed and repaved. This is not the case many times, though since concrete can easily be restored to look better than ever. Here are four reasons to consider restoration over replacement:

  1. The Cost: The cost of restoration is going to be significantly less than replacement since you are not having to remove and then replace the concrete. This is going to be quite costly in labor costs. When you are restoring, however, it's usually only a small portion that may need to be removed to create a smooth surface once again although it may not require any removal at all. 
  2. The Speed: Restoration is going to be much faster than replacement. This way, you don't have to wait to use the space that is being restored, which is especially great if this is your driveway or walkway that you want fixed right away since it's used daily. The inconvenience of replacement can easily disrupt your regular routine. Restoration, on the other hand, can usually be done in just a day or even a matter of a couple of hours. 
  3. The Curb Appeal: Since restoration is cost effective, you are more likely going to be able to splurge a bit on making the restoration of the concrete better by adding a coat over that adds some shine. This is especially great in the front of your home since it will add heavily to the curb appeal of your home. The restored concrete is going to look brand new, which will even enhance any other areas of the landscaping of your home that is more modern. 
  4. The Improved Durability: While many people think replacement is better because it means a longer lasting product, this isn't the case with concrete. When the concrete is restored, it's going to go right back to the same durability it had before, which means you are not only saving money, but getting a quality product that is going to last for many years to come. 

When you know these four reasons for concrete restoration over replacement, you can be sure that you understand why it's definitely the better option, especially if you are looking to save money without compromising a quality outcome. Contact a paving company, like AA Asphalting, to get started.