Concrete patio Options and Help...

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  1. Jul 18, 2010 #1

    jcandtam1991

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    My wife and I purchased a new home in March. It was identified the front pourch had a discoloring in the concrete. The builder has given us three different options. 1. Cover it with texture-crete (without a design). 2. A Concrete Stain. 3. Use a Skim Coat.

    We are interesting in something that goes with the house, not changing the overall appearance.

    I have no clue when it comes to concrete. Any help into this would be great.

    Thanks for the time.
     
  2. Jul 18, 2010 #2

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    Welcome to House Repair Talk. Post a picture of the area so we can get a better idea of the area you are talking about.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2012 #3

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    Guys, great posting, I am looking to do the same. I have a concrete patio I want to either stain or non-slip tile or stone. I have only about 1" of clearance from bottom of door.

    Ideas would be great!
     
  4. Mar 22, 2012 #4

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    A 1" clearance doesn't allow for a stone application but an overlay stamped and stained to look like stone would do the trick
     
  5. Mar 22, 2012 #5

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    Our code calls for 6" of wall below siding and some times we get away with a little less, if we ask first and have a good reason.
    I would not be adding anything to the top of this deck.
     
  6. Mar 23, 2012 #6

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    Has anyone explained the cause of the discloration? It's possible that whatever caused it could be a factor in the concrete's overall, long-term performance. Your builder conveniently forgot a very important fourth option--complete removal and replacement of the discolored concrete.

    That's what I would demand, considering it's a new house. You shouldn't be required to put up with stains or skim coats that will eventually wear unevenly, possibly debond, and result in a lot more problems down the road.

    Get a few quotes from concrete specialists for complete removal and replacement. Then suggest to your builder you would be happy to have the work done by one of the specialists if he is unwilling to do it, provided he will pay for the work, of course.
     
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    Bridgeman; this is an old posting, Michael and I were answering mcghee100.
    I do agree with your thought on stained concrete at a new house.
     
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    My bad, never bother looking at posting dates!
     
  9. Mar 26, 2012 #9

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    Thanks everyone for your input!
     

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