repairing driveway concrete


F

Frankston

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)

http://www.chase-pitkin.com/How-To/Projects/weather/concrete/concrete.htm
 
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Kim

Frankston said:
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)

http://www.chase-pitkin.com/How-To/Projects/weather/concrete/concrete.htm
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.
 
F

Frankston

Kim said:
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.
 
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K

Kim

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:
http://www.packagepavement.com/concrete_resurfacer_movie.html



and here's 431 hits on quikrete concrete resurfacer:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=quikrete+concrete+resurfacer&btnG=Search
 

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