11:09AM | 04/16/03
Member Since: 04/15/03
2 lifetime posts
I live in PA, and in the summer of 2001 I had a new driveway, steps, and sidewalks installed. After the first winter, the steps started to pit badly (many holes of concrete popped out). After the second winter, the driveway also became badly pitted (especially parts closest to road). (The concrete guy said he used a linseed sealer.) Before the second winter, I used a Thomson's concrete sealer hoping that the problem wouldn't get worse. But the same thing happened after the second winter. I would like to at least attempt to make the steps and sidewalks look better. The good news is - the layout of the driveway, steps and sidewalk is good. The design was good. There is no lifting of concrete (four large panels makeup the driveway) nor cracks - just pitting everywhere! Would an overlay product do any good, especially for the steps? IF so, how can I find a reputable concrete contractor to do an overlay? Is there a database of contractors for the Pittsburgh area?


11:53AM | 04/16/03
Member Since: 04/15/03
2 lifetime posts
I forgot to also ask if the use of pavers on the steps and sidewalks would be a possible way to make the steps and sidewalks look better?


10:13AM | 08/21/07
Member Since: 06/07/07
5 lifetime posts
It sounds like your driveway is getting attacked by de-icing salts. A good way to take care of future problems is to use a penetrating siloxane sealer.

I work for a manufacturer of a sealer and you can find it here.

Check out what Tim Carter, a nationally syndicated columnist has to say about concrete and sealing it.
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon