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Old 06-25-2009, 04:09 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, 04:28 PM   #2
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skim coat on top of concrete?


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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