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mikemc1955 04-29-2013 07:52 PM

Concrete steps
Can I pour cement overtop of existing concrete steps?

Canarywood1 04-29-2013 08:43 PM


Originally Posted by mikemc1955 (Post 1169701)
Can I pour cement overtop of existing concrete steps?

You can if you want to,but i certainly would advise against it.

stadry 04-30-2013 06:11 AM

slight difference of opinion 'tween canary & us as we do that work item often,,, yes, we can but no, you probably can't :huh:

lemme explain,,, we use much better mtls than you're accustomed to seeing/finding/using,,, we have more experience in the right kind of thorough conc prep that's required AND we have the tools readily avail accomplish the needed cleanliness & profile,,, we know cement's ONLY an ingredient of concrete :laughing: while ' ceement ' is something used to build backyard swimming ponds

in fairness to diy'ers, its taken 35yrs to accumulate that knowledge/experience but to the willing, yes - its VERY possible,,, whether or not its economically feasible is another issue,,, not knowing your goal makes it difficult to answer

user1007 04-30-2013 06:21 AM

What are you trying to accomplish? If repairing, you might be better off with a concrete restoration epoxy product. I use products from Abatron.

Willie T 04-30-2013 09:06 PM

Hummmm.... Can't say I ever poured any cement.

Mort 05-01-2013 10:45 AM

I've poured plenty, along with rocks, sand, water, and admixtures. It was all mixed together, though.

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