Reviving a crumbling concrete porch with granite coating
Michelle Lewis's porch was crumbling, which was a blow to the 1928 Baltimore structure's curb appeal.
She had lived in the house going on four years, and the concrete’s cracking seemed to be growing. When she purchased the home, she knew the porch would eventually need attention.
In the fall of 2009, while at a home show, she stopped by the booth of a company that coated existing concrete with granite, prolonging its life span. She used the front porch as a main access into the house, so repairing it was important to her.
Lewis called the company, and they addressed her concerns. She wanted to make the project more affordable by parceling it out in chunks. The company obliged. Lewis, a Sgt. 1st Class in Operation New Dawn in Iraq, was getting ready to embark on her second tour, so she wanted the project crossed of her list.
After the company completed the work, Lewis gave them a positive review on Angie's List.
"I could not have asked for a better turnout with the finished product," Lewis says. "I just absolutely love the results, and have multiple people comment on how nice the house looks. It makes the house look more finished and complete."