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Resurfacing Concrete driveway










Polybond on a driveway, Concrete Driveway Resurfacing.
I am resurfacing Concrete driveways with cementitious adhesive cement.

Here is what the work looks like today in 2020, at the 20-minute mark of the below video.
Concrete sidewalk sinking,

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.

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 complex to pressure wash off driveways or walkways where cars have leaked oil on them.

Dust, dirt, or moss on stucco walls, now that’s easy to pressure wash off.

I pressure washing with a force of 3,000 to 3,500 psi force.
This works fine. It micro scores or etches the surface of the concrete.
Only gas pressure washers put out this kind of pressure.
Gas-powered power washers are bigger and heavier than the plastic electric ones but can be moved just as easily as most are on wheels.

Gas-powered power washers, as a rule, put out at least three times more pressure than the small, easy-to-handle 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 on a surface where cars have driven over and more than likely leaked oils or transmission fluid on. The oil absorbs deeply into concrete that powerful force is required to remove it.

Unlike a wall, no one drives cars that leak oil on walls.

That’s only done in comic book movies.

When folks are driving and walking on it, this causes vibrations and adds to the extra care necessary to clean it well.
Remember, 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 precisely 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.

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.
The machine almost in front of me is a gas-powered pressure washer in the picture.
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.

Okay, 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 or Lowes.

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