The leading cause of resurfacing problems is poor prep...where it is coming off are the trouble areas...you may have some luck re-working these and resurfacing the entire area.
In the worst case you may need to have the whole area ground down.
Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.
is it just me or is there no picture to look at?
It is not just you, I will try to do that tomorrow.
ok, if you post a picture i may be able to help. I have played around with concrete once or twice. lol
Thank you for the suggestions but this doesn't answer my question because I am hoping I don't have to resurface the area.
If the material has lifted from the substrate it is only a matter of time before it cracks and brakes away. Any luck with the pic
This is the picture for the resurfacing mess with the concrete. How to get rid of it.
Some of it was stuck right to the porch.
ugh...that is a mess. One question you need to ask your self is how much time money and effort you want to put into this?
Because of the color, your cheapest routed would be to paint the whole she bang...the texture would still be off but at least is would look better. In that case using a right angle grinder to ease the "edges" of where the surfacing broke away would reduce the chance of it getting worse and tripping etc.
Your could resurface again which would be a lot of work. What might be the best option is installing some tile over the whole thing. A nice textured porcelain tile would be slip resistant and give a nice uniform look. That tile should be set with a polymer modified thin set...after the lose bits are grinder touched up.
At this point, I have taken up all that has buckled underneath. We have tried sanding and scraping. I have to depend on others t do it for me. Maybe, I could just put a light layer of concrete over it and paint it.
that may work but there seems to be a texture pattern there in the areas that have not failed. Matching that would be key to making it look uniform.