Concrete resurfacing typically costs $3 to $9 per square foot, with most homeowners spending $6 per square foot or up to $20 per square foot for decorative overlays. The average cost for materials and labor for resurfacing a basement floor is $3 to $5 per square foot.
Concrete is a common option for unfinished basement floors, and decorative concrete and polished or stained concrete are often used for finished basements. A sagging basement floor could mean there is a problem with drainage or the foundation of the home. Also, cracks in a basement floor could lead to water seepage and flooding. If cracks or wear in the existing basement floor are minimal, resurfacing the basement floor can be done quickly at a cost of approximately $3 to $5 per square foot, or for about $4 to $7 if adding a decorative design.
The cost to resurface concrete can vary widely depending on several factors, such as the size and type of surface area, prep work needed, labor rates, additional repairs, staining or overlays, and more. The most important cost factor when homeowners are putting together a budget is the surface area. A larger surface area will take longer to complete and require more material, driving up the cost of labor and extending the project timeline. Other factors impacting the cost of a concrete resurfacing project included the amount of work required to prep the area, labor costs relevant to the geographic location, power washing the underlying surface, repairing or removing existing concrete, leveling required to ensure an even surface, overlays and decorative finishes, staining, and sealing.
Learn about planning for a concrete basement floor resurfacing project and costs associated with resurfacing a basement floor.