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Old 04-29-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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Can I pour cement overtop of existing concrete steps?


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Originally Posted by mikemc1955 View Post
Can I pour cement overtop of existing concrete steps?
You can if you want to,but i certainly would advise against it.


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

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 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

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What are you trying to accomplish? If repairing, you might be better off with a concrete restoration epoxy product. I use products from Abatron.
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Hummmm.... Can't say I ever poured any cement.
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I've poured plenty, along with rocks, sand, water, and admixtures. It was all mixed together, though.


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