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Old 06-25-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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skim coat on top of concrete?

I don't know if this is possible or not figured i'd run it by you guys/gals. the concrete pads around my back steps has some chips in it, but no cracks. I'm wondering if rather then replacing the whole pad can I put a skim coat of concrete on it to smooth it out? I'm in northern NJ so the winters can be pretty damaging with sleet and ice so I don't know if it would just crack off.

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Old 06-25-2009, 03:28 PM   #2
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If you skim coat the entire thing, it will crack and start falling off pretty quick.

You can probably fill in the chipped areas with concrete and use a bonding agent, but the patches will probably pop out eventually if they're particularly shallow.


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