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Old 06-09-2019, 02:31 PM   #1
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How Can I Resurface This Concrete Floor? (Picture)


This thick, stable, reinforced concrete floor was jackhammered on the surface to make ridges in it so cattle would not slip around on it when it was wet... now I'd like to resurface it so I can pull a light truck or car on it and have a smooth surface without using up the 3-4 inches another layer of concrete would take (I'm limited on ceiling clearance height, so the inches are important to me).

What kind of material could I use to put a very durable coating on a floor like this, so I could have a very smooth surface to roll a creeper on or sweep, or use as a new floor surface? Concrete? Am I right it would take 3-4 inches of concrete, or would less work? Or is there some other kind of product or coating I can use...?

I want to be able to drive a car or small truck on it without it cracking or breaking...and to have a smooth surface, preferably concrete-like so I can weld and the sparks won't burn a coating (but that's secondary to a smooth surface).

Thanks in advance for your input, I was thrilled to find a forum specifically on concrete to ask this in.

Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to put the photo right here, but below is a link to a photo of the actual floor damage that I have in Photobucket. As you can see, some of the damage is light, but in some places it's a bit deep. But I would imagine that this rugged surface could work to my favor for getting the right product to stick to it.

Any input from those experienced would be greatly appreciated!

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maybe you could hire a pro to refinish your floor for you

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maybe you could hire a pro to refinish your floor for you
But what would they use? That's my question. What would be the ideal material to give a level surface without pouring another 3" of concrete...?
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you need to talk with a concrete pro and let him determine the best course for repair.

the condition of the floor, your expectations and his expertise as to whether or not he can provide an acceptable surface for you with materials available to him.

floor looks pretty trashed, don't be surprised if demo & re-pour is the fix.
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Probably cheaper and more longlastimg to just repour it.

Maybe a self leveling concrete product, but after cows and who knows what have been on it, I would be worried about adhesion.

How big is it? If just garage size, I'd do the demo myself and then have a concrete guy pour it. Let him tell you how he wants the edges demoed so he can pour to them.

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Shot blast and then Westcoat TC-4 or TC-5 maybe. Only add 1/8" to the high spots.
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Westcoat or Ardex K301 would probably work well for coating it.
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I'd just remove and replace it.
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you need to talk with a concrete pro and let him determine the best course for repair.

the condition of the floor, your expectations and his expertise as to whether or not he can provide an acceptable surface for you with materials available to him.

floor looks pretty trashed, don't be surprised if demo & re-pour is the fix.
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How thick is the existing concrete?
Perhaps grinding/polishing is an option...?
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Large cheap non-skid tile on a Mud bed with some mortar additives?

Any Portland cement based floor leveler with some bonding agent and a little plasticizer for impact resistance.... $$ about the same a 4" pour.


wash a couple of times with TSP and HOT water, vac up rinse water to remove more of the cow pies.

If you got 3 phase power, I'd get terrazzo grinder after gang diamond saw cut it down ~0.75" like a highway resurface job.

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