With families across Kansas City learning the importance of staying at home, it’s more important than ever to focus on making your home multi-purpose. It’s your office, your restaurant, your movie theater… the list goes on.
That doesn’t mean, however, that your home shouldn’t also feel like your personal oasis.
Believe it or not, concrete isn’t just that gray, boring stuff in your garage. Our experts at Big Red Decorative Concrete have seen a beautiful concrete overlay transform a basic pool into a suburban oasis. Plus, with various designs and color options, you can really make it your own!
Big Red are not only Kansas City experts in customer service. We also take pride in the craftsmanship and artistic integrity that goes into every concrete overlay project we do. Read on to learn more about how to get a pool deck estimate in Kansas City.
Pool Deck Overlays
A pool deck overlay utilizes the process of using a concrete coating, or overlay, on top of a pool deck to fix a variety of issues:
- Small Imperfections
- Dated or undesirable design
Essentially, resurfacing your pool deck can be a great way to help lengthen the life of your deck while keeping costs minimal.
Pool Deck Estimates from Big Red
As the experts in decorative concrete in Kansas City, we could go on all day about how many factors there are to estimating a decorative concrete overlay project. (Don’t worry, we won’t).
Here are the most important things you need to know about how we come up with pool deck estimates.
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The Space & Condition
What will you actually be using your pool deck for? While most of you would probably think, “Swimming, duh!” there’s actually a lot more to it than that. We’ll be assessing the space for, and asking you, the following questions.
- Is it interior or exterior? Have you had carpet, tile, linoleum?
- How old is the existing concrete? How recently was the concrete poured? Has it been used for something else in the past, or is it brand new?
- What is the current condition of the concrete? Is there any spalling (breakage) or lifting of the top coat of concrete? Are there any cracks large enough to fit a quarter in vertically?
Our estimators will work with you to identify which spaces are practical and make sense for a decorative concrete overlay. Then, we will measure for total square footage of the pool deck.
The Best System
Understanding all of that information brings us to the next step of the pool deck estimate process—determining the best system to work within those parameters. We’ll ask (you guessed it) even more questions to help you make the right decision for your project, budget, and lifestyle.
- Do you want a simple, stained concrete deck?
- Is it a priority to choose a style that not only enhances the quality of your pool deck, but also the appearance of your home’s exterior, too?
- Is one of your goals to hide any damage or imperfections of your concrete?
Really think about all of the different “moments” you have on your pool deck. How do you want to feel when you’re using the space? Communicating this to our estimators will not only help you get the most accurate quote for your project; it will also help us determine how best to serve you and to design a result you and your family will love for years to come.
Myths About Pool Decks, Debunked
As the trusted pool deck estimate provider in Kansas City, Big Red is here to help “debunk” certain misconceptions and frequently asked questions we get about the process.
Pool deck overlays can be installed over sealed concrete.
A sealer is a penetrating coat that prevents concrete dust from coming up. Once it’s sealed, it bonds and keeps all of the dust in and protects the concrete from the elements and normal wear and tear. However, what most people don’t realize is that when you opt for a sealer on your concrete before you get a pool deck estimate, it will actually increase your overall cost. That’s because our installers will have to physically grind that sealer off (and we have to go down pretty far!) to be able to allow our acid stains to properly apply.
Don’t worry, though. We’ll apply a sealer afterwards, so no concrete dust for you! In fact, in many cases the sealer is what actually contains the color or component that contributes to the final look of your pool deck.
Pool deck overlays are expensive.
Once you get an estimate for your pool deck, you’ll wonder why you put off doing it for so long 😉 But seriously. The vast majority of our customers are blown away by how affordable their pool deck ends up for them! That’s because we can tailor your pool deck overlay to a style and application system that works WITH your budget.
Pool deck overlays take a long time.
A concrete overlay actually doesn’t take that long! And in comparison to replacing your concrete entirely, it’s not only more cost effective, but also less time intensive, too. That means less time waiting and more time enjoying your space. Overall, receiving a pool deck coating from a professional company only takes about 2 to 4 days from start to finish—even on large, custom projects!
Pool deck overlays have limited options.
When we say we have endless options for your pool deck design, we mean it. Our supplier, SUNDEK, has virtually limitless colors and textures to choose from. Then, our experts take it a step further and have mastered hundreds of unique design applications using tools like saw cuts, aggregates, score lines to create patterns, and even specific techniques to mimic the appearance of other materials such as wood, river rock, flagstone, brick, or slate.
Fancy pool deck overlays have a higher slip risk.
Big Red wouldn’t be the most trusted concrete overlay company in the entire Kansas City metro if we didn’t have you and your family’s safety as our top priority. We will only recommend, source, and install pool deck overlays that are completely safe and ensure maximum slip resistance. In fact, the products we use are specifically designed to transform surfaces from slippery to non-slip. So if you’ve been struggling with a slippery pool deck, an overlay might be the perfect solution!
Custom pool decks are really only for commercial customers.
While Big Red does serve commercial clients, like hotels and recreation centers, the majority of our customers are residential pool owners!
Pool Deck Estimates: Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the most common questions we get from customers when requesting a pool deck estimate in Kansas City.
How much does it cost to get a pool deck estimate from Big Red?
$250,000,000!!! Just kidding. It’s free.
I just got my concrete poured. How soon can I get a pool deck estimate?
Congratulations! If your concrete is already poured, you’re already through the hardest part. However, while we are happy to come by anytime that’s convenient for you to get started on your pool deck estimate, your project cannot start until your concrete has cured for at least 28 days.
Can I get an estimate for multiple styles/designs on my pool deck?
Of course! Many times, we have so much inspiration we don’t know what to do with it. Giving you multiple design style options for your space not only gives you the freedom to choose what fits best for you; it gives us a chance to “play” and do what we do best in our craft.
Who should get a pool deck overlay estimate?
You should get a pool deck overlay estimate if your pool deck is brand new and you’re looking to elevate your space. If your pool deck is old and you want to give it a facelift without a time- or cost-intensive overhaul, you should get a pool deck overlay estimate. If you’re sick of your pool deck and want to switch things up (because you’re going stir crazy and you’ve been staring at it for so long you wondered why you ever got it in the first place), you should—you guessed it—call us for a pool deck overlay estimate.
Basically, if you have a pool deck, and you want it to look cooler, enhance your space, and function properly with non-slip qualities, you’ll want to give Big Red a call.
Get an estimate for your pool deck today.
When it comes to pool decks in Kansas City, don’t you want to give your deck the best treatment possible? At Big Red Decorative Concrete, we serve residential homes and businesses in the Kansas City metro area on both sides of the state line, and our results speak for themselves!
Our wide variety of concrete pool deck coating options range in color and design and are perfect for any budget. We can even add your logo or a family crest to really make them your own!
From start to finish, we pride ourselves on having a seamless customer service experience, so all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your upgraded pool deck.