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Old 05-07-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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Hi,

I have an older concrete step that has spalled a little. I want to refinish it.

I would like to use something that is waterproof because there is cold storage underneath.

Would someone care to recommend a product that would create a nice finish and be waterproof ? What is the process ?

I've heard of silicates or something ...

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Old 05-08-2012, 09:16 AM   #2
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There is a product callled "rockite" used for cement repair,refinish. Iv havnt actually used it yet but i have heard good things from other pros in the concrete industry.

The process would be to grind out the cracks so you can have a sufficient amount of space to use the repair materiel.

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Hi,

I have an older concrete step that has spalled a little. I want to refinish it.

I would like to use something that is waterproof because there is cold storage underneath.

Would someone care to recommend a product that would create a nice finish and be waterproof ? What is the process ?

I've heard of silicates or something ...

And if you can't find what truepro reccomended,you might give this a try.

http://www.quikrete.com/pdfs/project...ngconcrete.pdf
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Whatever you use you have to get all the marginal existing concrete out of your way. Sort of like preparing a tooth for a crown or filling. Then I use this from Abatron. It is an epoxy, easy to work and shape and will be very strong and waterproof.

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As far as cleaning the existing concrete before resurfacing, is just washing OK?, or should it be etched ?
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As far as cleaning the existing concrete before resurfacing, is just washing OK?, or should it be etched ?





Just as long as you get all the loose stuff off,it's okay to flush the surface to do this.

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