04:59PM | 11/07/02
Member Since: 11/06/02
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I have a patio that was cemented over but the cement job was terrible. First off the cement, at certain spots, does not have that slight slant that draws water towards the drain. Secondly, the swirl marks on the cement was covered up by a thin layer of cement that was essentially painted over so now the "painted" over cement is cracking. I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to cover the ugly top layer as well as helping to pull the water towards the drain. Would a 2" layer of cement work ontop of the original, which is 4"? If so what type of cement would work that would be strong enough? Thanks for your input.


10:09AM | 11/19/02
Member Since: 09/11/02
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You mentioned "painted over cement" -- is that layer very thin? You might try brushing off any of the loose material that's cracking, coat the slab with concrete bonding adhesive and put on a layer of concrete re-surfacer. With this you should be able to slope the new layer toward the drain. Note, however, that concrete re-surfacer should only be used when the existing cement is in semi-decent shape (no major cracks or buckling).

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[This message has been edited by kellyyouse (edited November 19, 2002).]

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