Mary P
Mary P
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
Asked on Aug 16, 2012

Concrete Resurfacing Removal

KMS WoodworksMary PBurco Surface & Decor LLC.
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Is there anything to put on this mess to remove it? It is buckling up in areas and the rest is stuck on the concrete. Any ideas?
11 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Aug 16, 2012

    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.

  • Mary P
    on Aug 16, 2012

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • Burco Surface & Decor LLC.
    on Aug 17, 2012

    is it just me or is there no picture to look at?

  • Mary P
    on Aug 17, 2012

    It is not just you, I will try to do that tomorrow.

  • Burco Surface & Decor LLC.
    on Aug 17, 2012

    ok, if you post a picture i may be able to help. I have played around with concrete once or twice. lol

  • Mary P
    on Aug 21, 2012

    Thank you for the suggestions but this doesn't answer my question because I am hoping I don't have to resurface the area.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Aug 21, 2012

    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

  • Mary P
    on Aug 21, 2012

    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.

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  • KMS Woodworks
    on Aug 22, 2012

    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.

  • Mary P
    on Aug 22, 2012

    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.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Aug 23, 2012

    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.

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