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Unread 08-17-2003, 02:38 PM   #1
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Concrete slab in garage eroding

Ok ... I don't know what this process is called ... and maybe it doesn't really have anything to do with tiling ... but you guys know what sticks to what and I don't.

Everytime we sweep the garage floor (DH keeps it clean and neat out there) he's sweeping up a dusty layer off the top ... and it's not from stuff blowing into the garage. The surface seems to be eroding. He's worked some with concrete before and knows what he expects of it. But we've never experienced this before.

What's the best approach to cover and stabalize this stuff so it's not so 'dusty?'

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Unread 08-17-2003, 03:32 PM   #2
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Hi Cathy,

Our man CX has had some experience with sealing and stabilizing concrete slabs. He should be along.
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Unread 08-17-2003, 04:18 PM   #3
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I have put down drums of this stuff on commercial floors works great. http://www.lmcc.com/products/prodinfo.asp?ID=49

Sounds like somebody skimped on the mix, too much sand.
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Unread 08-17-2003, 06:33 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tip ... we're still exploring the site and trying to figure out where he can buy the stuff ... if he decides to go that route. Right now ... the concrete is so porous and rough that he's thinking he wants to do something to smooth it out first ... so he's still 'pondering.'

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Unread 08-17-2003, 09:17 PM   #5
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Looks like flatfloor's gotcha covered here. I could go into a long and boring commentary about what might have caused your slab to be the way it is, but you'd soon realize that I was just guessing, which is the best I could do. And, hell, y'all can do that yourownselfs.

But your question was what can you do about it now, and the best answer is to use one of the many products out there like the one Jim's (flatfloor) recommending.

Unless you get serious about re-surfacing the whole thing, then our resident chemist, Kemguru, has a home remedy that you can try. The formula and method have been described here somewhere, but I don't think it ever found its way into the Liberry, which is where it should be.

Let us know if you decide to do something other than stabilize the existing surface.
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