Frankfort Residence

 Elevated Backyard Decorative Concrete Terrace With Peeling Clear Sealer
 Elevated Backyard Decorative Concrete Terrace With Test Samples Of Chemical Stripper To Remove Sealer

This project involves the restoration of a two-year-old elevated, backyard concrete terrace with integral color that was sealed improperly.  We began by testing the effectiveness of several chemical strippers (photo above right) in removing the failed sealer.

 Elevated Backyard Decorative Concrete Terrace With Integral Color Before Sealing
 Elevated Backyard Decorative Concrete Terrace During Application Of Clear Sealer

After successfully stripping the sealer and cleaning the concrete (above left), we also removed the joint sealant from the saw-cuts and began to re-seal the terrace with a high quality, solvent-based clear acrylic sealer (above right).

 Elevated Backyard Decorative Concrete Terrace During Joint Filling
 Elevated Backyard Decorative Concrete Terrace After New Sealer And Joint Filler

We then re-filled the saw-cuts with a custom-colored, high quality, polyurea joint sealant (above left) and shaved off the overfill with a 4" razor edge floor scraper.  See the finished patio (above right and below).

 Elevated Backyard Decorative Concrete Terrace With Clear Sealer And Colored Polyurea Joint Filler
 Elevated Backyard Decorative Concrete Terrace With Clear Sealer And Colored Polyurea Joint Filler

We also stripped and re-sealed the steps leading from the terrace to the backyard (below), including glass bead for slip resistance.

 Integrally Colored Concrete Steps With Peeling Sealer
 Backyard Concrete Steps With Integral Color And Clear Sealer