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Old 08-13-2011, 08:22 PM   #1
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I am doing a kithcen job right now and the customer asked me to resurface her front steps . T here is a top landing and 6 steps . The concrete is real chewed up . She claims that when they poured her steps 23 yrs ago it rained on them hard right after the contractor pulled away anyway my question is with a bonding agent is Quickcrete Sand Topping Mix a good choice and if so should aI make it on the wetter side when I put it down and then broom finish it. My guess is it will be a little thicker then a normal resurface like 3/4 in thick because of the condition of it.I know quickcrete makes a resurface product and I watched a you tube video but situation looks like I I need a thicker product . The resufacer looks very thin like water.

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Whatever you use make absolutely sure all the loose material is removed and you bond to solid concrete or bye,bye bond. Be careful about adding too much water to any cementitious product because it will weaken it.

Check out this product from Abocrete-
http://www.abatron.com/virtuemart/co....html?vmcchk=1
I have never used it but know other contractors that have had success with their products. Resurfacing is tougher to do right than it looks. Good luck!

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Thought about self-leveling concrete?
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From the sound of it I think epoxy would be overkill on this repair. I would recommend this stuff...it's awesome.
http://www.euclidchemical.com/filesh...e_red_line.pdf
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Sand topping mix is just portland cement and concrete sand. I wouldnt use it although with the right additives it would probably do the job. Look at something from Silpro, or Umaco. There are other companies, but thats what is popular around here.

Is putting bluestone on the top an option?
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From the sound of it I think epoxy would be overkill on this repair. I would recommend this stuff...it's awesome.
http://www.euclidchemical.com/filesh...e_red_line.pdf
I havent heard of it before..you like it? I havent done a repair on old concrete with a skimcoat of cement based material. Mainly because I havent personally tried anything that I have confidence in to hold up long term...but the abocrete stuff is suppose to be really good.It maybe overkill but I`d rather overkill it than have a patch fail. I would like to try the material you recommended, Karl. I always end up doing overlays with stone like JMB suggested when I come across repairs like this.

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