My Mom's driveway has what looks like a top layer of cement coming off in
one place. It's not so much a hole but looks like they put a smooth top
layer of "fine" concrete over "rough" concrete if this makes any sense.
I found this web page; does anyone else have experience with this and does
this latex cement look like what I need. Thanks.
(scroll down to 'step #5' on the web page)
Are you sure you want to try and repair that concrete? If I am correct
it is a common problem usually cased by a poor mix, improper working of the
concrete when it was installed or salt damage during the first year. I know
of no long term fix, other than replacing it, that would work and not look
worse than it does now. I had the problem with my home 12 years ago. It
scaled the first year. Today it has not done any more and it is solid.
The latex cement I used in the past took a long time to dry and doesn't
stick that well - maybe a bad batch and/or my finishing technique. Color
doesn't match and looks like a patch.
I much prefer the concrete refinisher - sticks well and could go in as thin
as one grain of sand. Color match is still a challenge but you could
refinish the whole driveway with this stuff.
Thanks for the tips, I had not heard of concrete refinsher, I will search
around for it. Even if the color didn't match, I think any repair would
look better than it does now. Note to anyone in central Texas: don't buy a
Bill Milburn house. I wish this was the only problem we've seen.
checkout the step by step demo:
and here's 431 hits on quikrete concrete resurfacer:
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