find out how to repair and resurface old concrete steps so they look as good as new. skip navigation sign in. search. how to cover a concrete wall with stone veneer this old house
the overlay material was a total of 1/4 inch thick over an old concrete floor. this stamped concrete overlay was installed over an old, worn concrete patio that sloped towards the house. we resurfaced the concrete with our overlay, stamped a cobblestone pattern into it, and pitched the overlay away from the house to shed water.
laminate flooring. laminate is a cheapest form of floor covering. it is easy to lay and easy to maintain. you can also replace the laminate for less cost than you can with other forms of floor coverings for your stairs.
step 2. preparing the base is a very important step when building concrete steps. after you know the rise and run of your concrete steps you can decide on a width. the width should be at least 6 inches wider than the doorway on each side. level all the ground in front of the door at least 6 inches wider than the size of the concrete stairs.
how can you cover concrete steps with bricks. first of all, remove the old paint with chemical stripper and rinse well with a pressure washer. pressure washer will remove all dirt and grime. first prepare in a bucket, a mixture from degreasing cleaner and water and scrub well with a brush. rinse well with clear water.
concrete patch material duct tape for the edge of the step use a nose tool or nodder and use a cove tool or cover to shape the rounded portions where the steps meet. next up. concrete stairs and walkways can chip and wear away over time. learn how to repair concrete steps then reface them with new stone.
steps: 6. attach trim boards to concrete with masonry anchors; tap in anchors with hammer, then finish with a nail set 7. use a drill and ½-inch-diameter plug cutter to cut plugs from pvc trim. 8. install plugs into the counterbored holes using hot-melt glue; trim the plugs flush with a sharp chisel.
step nineteen // how to clad concrete steps in stone. grout the joints. photo by kolin smith . carefully fill the grout lines with mortar and use the striking tool to shape a clean, curved seam just below the surface of the stones. finish by scribing and cutting the below-door trim to leave a ¼-inch gap beneath it, and reinstalling it.
completely resurfacing concrete with a polymer-modified overlay is one way to upgrade the look, and you can choose from a wide variety of color and pattern options. if your concrete is in good condition but just needs a facelift, you can also stain, stencil or engrave it to improve the appearance.
the old homeowner put a 14' x 11' concrete pad on the front of the house. attached to it is the sidewalk that leads to the steps up to the front door. this thing is an eyesore. it resembles a helipad on the front of the house. i am trying to figure out an inexpensive way to cover it.
concrete resurfacer and resurfacing products. permanently cover up surface imperfections in existing concrete, or turn a plain slab from drab to fab with concrete resurfacing systems many options are available to resurface existing concrete. whether the concrete is cracked, heaving, spalling or just plain boring looking,
there are two basic methods for bonding a portland cement based product to existing concrete; 1 chemically and 2 mechanically. lets discuss the mechanical approach first since it is really used in both approaches.
building wood steps over concrete steps made a huge impact for our farmhouse front porch renovation. learn the process and materials we used to complete this project. covering concrete steps with wood
step 1: assemble the materials. most landscape suppliers and home centers stock all the materials, but you may have to do a little hunting for the right combination of pavers. the pavers used for the border must be at least 3/4 in. thicker than the field pavers, which cover the area between the borders.
materials for paths, pavers and steps. first, apply a film of latex bonding agent to the concrete, add a layer of latex-reinforced mortar, and then set the tiles. press sanded grout latex-reinforced between the tiles, and use a sponge to ensure an even application. when choosing tiles, you have plenty of options,