Can I lay a fresh cement layer to my old and broken cement patio?

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I have a 12 x 12 cement patio that has broken in a few places. Is it possible to re-cement another layer OR perhaps just layer pea gravel? Thank you in advance

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  • Dee Dee on Jul 27, 2018
    Quickcrete makes a product to re skim a concrete patio. If you have large cracks you will have to buy the concrete caulk to fix them, then reskim.
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    • LA LA on Jul 28, 2018
      Thank you Dee. I guess I wasn't detailed enough in my inquiry. The cracks are about 4 inches deep to the base and probably should be removed otherwise your tips were great. Just not for me. Thank you just the same!
  • Polly Fuller Polly Fuller on Jul 27, 2018
    you chip out the cracks, fill them and put on a skim coat.
    • LA LA on Jul 28, 2018
      Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, the cracks are all the way throught to the base, about 4 inches. Too heavy to lift on my own :(
  • Gary B Gary B on Jul 28, 2018

    It depends, on if the concrete is cracked all the way through or just the "Top cap" is popped loose. If the cracks are all the way through, then you might have some compaction issues. this would require removing and re-compacting or a 3 inch cap with wire or rebar. If it's just the cap, use a pressure washer and blow all the loose stuff off and use a bonding agent, get that where you buy topcap mix and put a cap on it. you can spread the cap mix with a push broom

    • LA LA on Jul 28, 2018
      Thank you for your response. I think I may have a bigger problem than I can handle. The cracks are all the way through (about a 4 inch thickness just in one corner) The area is about 2 foot by 3 foot. Still, I appreciate your response and hope to do this on my own :/
  • Gary B Gary B on Jul 28, 2018

    If it's just a corner, you coud break it up and remove it and bag mix the re pour

  • LA LA on Jul 29, 2018

    Hmmm? That actually makes sense to me. Thank you for the tip. As soon as the weather cools I may give this a try! :)



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