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Old 09-14-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
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Can I cover asphalt with concrete in a garage?


About forty years ago the previous owner of my house had the floor of the garage portion of the barn covered with asphalt. It's still in good shape, but I'd like a smoother surface, like concrete. Or maybe tile.
Would a thin layer of concrete just break up?
Is there an easy way to lay tile on asphalt?
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Can I cover asphalt with concrete in a garage?


I would pull the asphalt up - a thin layer of concrete on top of asphalt would be prone to cracking and may break up easy. You want a good consistent thickness of concrete on top of a properly compacted granular base.

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Asphalt is surprisingly easy to remove. There's almost no strength to it: 125 pounds per square foot, as opposed to 4000 pounds per square inch for concrete. Just dig it up.
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