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Unread 01-13-2022, 11:40 AM   #1
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bad concrete floor

Hi! I'm new here and I really don't know where to ask this question because it doesn't pertain to a tile floor but I figured some one here could have an answer.
I have a concrete floor in my garage that looks like the skim coat on top has deteriorated to the point that the aggregate is showing through. This has made the surface extremely rough. I do not want to tear it out and re-pour it and the self leveling cement is too expensive. Does anybody know of any alternatives that are less expensive?

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Unread 01-15-2022, 05:34 PM   #2
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Unread 01-15-2022, 05:57 PM   #3
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I would think the self-leveling compounds would be even more expensive than you suspect as I would presume your garage SOG is sloped toward the doors a good deal.

There are cementitious resurfacing compounds available for what I think you have in mind. They're also not inexpensive for large areas, but you would generally use less of them than self-levelers. Google up Quikrete resurfacing materials and I think you'll find one or more.

Aside from that, I'll wait for the photos Paul has requested.

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Big question is what do you want to have as a finished surface? Basic flat concrete, stained surface or tiled surface?
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