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Old 03-16-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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all right, i laid a patio a few days ago and i did the worst job i ever have on concrete. my problem started when instead of renting the concrete mixer and having at my house as needed i had a company come out and deliver. but the guy basically helped to fill in the patio with loads of concrete and then leave. i set some stones before i poured the concrete and forgot to mask them off so they didnt get covered. now half my patio is alright looking but the other half is well, "blah". i resent it every time i look at it. i cant cover it with another coat because then the stones will be lower than the concrete itself. i dont mind exposed aggregate. so i think i will have to sand it down. now i dont want to polish it. its a patio. so does anyone out there have any recommendations on what i can do to make the concrete level with the brick and still look great but not slippery. please help.
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all right, i laid a patio a few days ago and i did the worst job i ever have on concrete. my problem started when instead of renting the concrete mixer and having at my house as needed i had a company come out and deliver. but the guy basically helped to fill in the patio with loads of concrete and then leave. i set some stones before i poured the concrete and forgot to mask them off so they didnt get covered. now half my patio is alright looking but the other half is well, "blah". i resent it every time i look at it. i cant cover it with another coat because then the stones will be lower than the concrete itself. i dont mind exposed aggregate. so i think i will have to sand it down. now i dont want to polish it. its a patio. so does anyone out there have any recommendations on what i can do to make the concrete level with the brick and still look great but not slippery. please help.
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unfortunately i dont have time right now to take photos and upload them onto the web. i work two jobs. the best i can do is with my phone. thats another reason its been a few days since i can check this. but i will see what i can do about uploading some photos tomorrow. i will take some today. and fool around with it tomorrow.(sunday19th)
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:39 AM   #4
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Use a needle scaler and clean them up. I tried paste a pic of one but didn't work. Google it. dorf dude...
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