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Old 04-11-2014, 04:11 PM   #1
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When I purchased this house a few years back there was a crack down the front step. Filled it in and it has held, now my plan is to recoat or resurface it so the patch job I did is not visible and it looks more natural. Not sure where to start as far as what product(s) to use. Is this a job for a cement professional or a fairly easy Do It Yourself project. The rest of the step is just fine, no point in tearing it out to put in a new one. See image for area I am looking to work on. One flat area leading into our house 8 feet by 8 feet.
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:49 AM   #2
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In my opinion, coating it will likely make it look worse. I wouldn't worry about the crack.

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don't listen to those guys yes, its fairly simple,,, matter of fact, sher-wms has introduced a product just for that purpose,,, not all stores know about & fewer sher-wms guys are aware of it but its there !

sounds as if your crack is static - if so, the sher-wms stuff should work well for you,,, you can even color it w/their tints

IF you want to see what happens to conc when pro's use a similar product, glom onto concretenetwork.com OR elitecrete.com [ no $ interest but we were licensed eC installers for over 10yrs ]
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Thanks for the info will check that out. I am fine with it as it is but the "wife" has a different eye than me so happy wife happy life.

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It looks like there may be silicone over the existing crack as a repair? If that's the case, I don't know of any cementicous patch that's going to stick to it. You'll probably have to remove that first........
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I flip alot.... and the concrete is often pretty crappy in walkways etc.

I have had excellent results with Rustoleum's Restore (on concrete... not so fond of it on decking).

I'll patch the cracks/dips up with a vinyl concrete patcher, and then give it a nice consistant/homogenious appearance with Restore.

Put it on carefully and with a very consistant application technique... or else it shows inconsistant brush/roller marks very easily.

I'm sure SW makes a comparable product also.

Restore is now made in what they call 10X which is a thicker/textured application and 4X which is smother. (They apparently now make an Extreem supposedly satisfactory for driveways/tire traffic.

Comes in any color you need... can be tinted appropriately.

Like any surface covering, clean and rough up any slick concreete. If there was silicone on that crack, wire brush it off.

We have pretty heavy weather extreems here, and the stuff has performed great for two plus years for me. (Snow shoveling to sun exposure at 7600 feet altitude)

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This came up on my Facebook feed yesterday for Ardex Concrete dressing. http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-...353198,00.html Most likely just a bad prep before the pour.
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so happy wife happy life.
Actually maybe not http://time.com/24985/happy-wife-hap...er-way-around/

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