I need to overlay a carport apron that has a few spots of spalling in addition to making a continous surface from there to and across a small (40"x14") patch adjacent to it.
The carport was closed in several years ago and the main area of concern is what now protrudes from the exterior wall. A couple of years ago I extended my front porch and had a small area between the porch and the already mentioned apron which I filled in with some Quickrete. I have procrastinated over the past several years but after the front porch job, I would like to add a skim coat, or overlay, to make the surface continuous from the porch all the way across the small patch plus the original carport apron. Hope this clearly describes what I need without getting confusing.
What I would have done several years ago is take some portland cement, paint a thin paste for bonding and go on top of that with a 1/1 or 1/2 cement and fine sand and float it smooth.
Just wondered if there are any newer better "mousetraps" available or would this still be a good way to go? I'm thinking about 1/4 inch or so thickness. No traffic or load on this area now, other than a couple of flower pots.
I figure there is way too much experience here to ignore before starting this.
Thanks in advance to all,
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. If you wouldn't put your name on it, it ain't done right!
there're GREAT products avail now 'cept at the apron stores but they do have their place,,, rather i'd recommend a polymer-modified mtl specifically made for o'lays,,, as in anything else w/conc, prep's the #1 concern.
i'm in marietta so don't be bashful if you need some help,,, we typically avg a thickness of 3/32"-1/8" & have permanent results IN COLOR, too ! ! !
you can see some inexpensive work at elitecrete.com or concretenetwork,,, don't be scared - its not all $12 sf