Resurfacing Concrete driveway
Resurfacing Concrete with Poly Bond cementitious bonding agent, Refinishing concrete sinking sidewalks
In this how-to video, I ask, Is your concrete sidewalk sinking? I’m prepping with Poly Bond to resurface and then level What is La Habra’s Poly-bond? It’s an adhesive cementitious product.
I’m explaining how I am resurfacing Concrete with La Habra’s Poly Bond.
The first fix I did was about 30 years prior.
For you folks, I’d recommend the more user-friendly, Sakrete gray self-leveler or Quikrete Self-Leveling Concrete Resurfacer, or Rapid Set Concrete Leveler. These resurfacing adhesive levelers are more accessible and user-friendly and can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowes and many other hardware stores.
Also, folks can google concrete self-leveling or resurfacing products. There are more than the three mentioned above. I added these three as I’m familiar with their product’s longevity and excellent history of quality. All can be purchased at either HD and or Lowes.
However, I don’t recommend the Poly Bond system I used in this video to use this resurfacing system. This is because the materials needed can’t be found except at the plastering yards, plus there is slaking involved. Also, motor oils and grease are difficult to pressure wash off dust, dirt, or moss on stucco walls.
What I did and why in this video
I pressure washing with a force of 3,000 to 3,500 psi minimum works fine it micro scores or etches the surface of the concrete.
Only gas pressure washers put out this kind of pressure. They are easy to move and handle much better and at least 4 times more potent than eclectic ones.
If you are afraid to place your food on that newly cleaned surface before troweling on Poly Bond, it’s not clean enough.🤔 Nothing, not even the strongest caulking, will adhere to a flat surface that will be walked on. Therefore, expert and or professionally learned skills are required.
This type of deep cleaning is not so important; however, no one parks cars that leak oil on walls.
Plus, when folks are driving and walking on it, this causes vibrations and needs extra care.
Vibrations with any cementitious finish, especially flat surfaces such as a driveway, are like kryptonite to superman, not good.
Plus, the material I used is not sold at either of these stores but only plastering yards as it is specifically engineered to attach styrofoam to base coated walls.
For more force, buy a turbo tip. Turbo tips cost about 50 bucks but are worth every penny. They add to the energy needed to etch or score below the surface.
I prefer La Habra’s “Poly Bond” for flat surfaces that may be walked or driven over.
Polybond is only sold at professional plastering yards. It’s a cementitious adhesive bonder designed to attach styrofoam to porous surfaces on a building.
How strong is professional Poly Bond? With the possibly thousands of pounds of styrofoam coated with cement attached on the tops of buildings or homes.
Whether 5 or 10 stories high, we contractors can’t afford the elements such as wind and rain blowing them off for fear they may do some severe damage to whatever they land on? So we purchase the best cementitious adhesives available at professional plastering yards.
Also, with, Poly bond, there is slacking involved. Not sure what this means, then this material is not for you. However, there are many other methods here too.
FYI, the most common question I receive from this video is why the surface is not wet?
This always makes me smile when one asks this.
In the picture, the machine almost in front of me is a gas-powered pressure washer.
I explained in the video that I just pressure washed this area before we shot this video.
Just because an area does not show it’s dripping wet, that’s okay, as that does not mean it’s still not damp.
I prefer my working areas not dripping with moisture as that’s counterproductive for a proper mechanical stucco bond. Plus, Poly bond is an adhesive cement plaster.
Keep in mind, folks, during the making of this video, I mentioned this is my preferred way to correct ugly cement, sinking, cracking, and just plain beat-up looking concrete.
At the end of this video, above is a current picture of what this resurfacing concrete with Poly-Bond and sand looks like today. https://youtu.be/uYx6Km0OwEQ/
For me, it was easy as this is what I do for a living.
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