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Old 06-22-2010, 05:33 AM   #1
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poured a porch at home,it went south on me have spots that flaked or blistered worked it to hard. is there a remedy for those areas.besides a jackhammer.realy need some suggestion.wife'y is about to hang me.thanks guys. they are about 2x4 or 6" long
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Whitecap sells a product we've used a couple times on spalled slabs to provide a new finish. It can be troweled as thin as 1/8 inch, and stands up to traffic. I can't remember the name of it offhand, but it is great. Comes in a 30- 35 lb bag, portland based, just add water. sets kinda quickly.

Mabye someone can help me out on the name of it...

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That is why you stamp things. You can do a half-assed job finishing it, throw the stamps on and it looks like a million bucks.

The over-lay stuff sucks but, may be an option.
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Skimstone would cover up the bad area and make the job look good, GMOD
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Were you referring to Ardex?
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Top-N-Bond comes to mind.
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Were you referring to Ardex?

Yep, thats the stuff. The concrete patch formula. Thanks!
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thanks, i don't haveroom to build it up to much because the doorsill sits on the concrete.if i patch it, has to blend with lite gray finish.tested some quickset but it stays dark gray,tha would look worse then it does.
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thanks, i don't haveroom to build it up to much because the doorsill sits on the concrete.if i patch it, has to blend with lite gray finish.tested some quickset but it stays dark gray,tha would look worse then it does.
So paint it
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Not sure what your climate is like, which does make a huge difference in the performance of some of these products, but there's no way I'd try patching spots in MY climate. (notice how you can look near my screen name and see where MY climate is?? Ingenious, isn't it )

Which is exactly why you're getting good suggestions here to use a micro-topping over the entire surface.
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if i wanted to paint it i wouldn't have asked for help from the pro's. but thanks for the suggestion..........
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if i wanted to paint it i wouldn't have asked for help from the pro's. but thanks for the suggestion..........
So...don't paint it!

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