The third in a series of best-selling educational guides for the decorative concrete industry, Bob Harris' Guide to Concrete Overlays & Toppings provides contractors with comprehensive instructions for rejuvenating concrete floors, exterior flatwork, and even wall surfaces. When existing concrete needs a face-lift, decorative overlays and toppings are the newest alternative to costly and disruptive removal and replacement.
In Bob Harris' Guide to Concrete Overlays & Toppings, Harris provides detailed application techniques for a variety of different systems, including stampable and self-leveling overlays, microtoppings, underlayments, and spray-applied toppings. He starts by helping contractors choose the most appropriate resurfacing system for each project, and then guides them through estimating materials, surface preparation and crack repair, testing for moisture-vapor transmission, and setting up a mixing station. In addition to providing step-by-step installation instructions, Harris also covers the creative aspects of installing decorative toppings, with entire chapters devoted to coloring options and decorative finishes such as stamping and stenciling, sawcutting, acid etching, and polishing.