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cement on tarmac

Discussion in 'Building' started by jersey, 22 Apr 2008.

  1. jersey

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    after finaly finishing my porch and not being the cleanest worker i have cement on my tarmac drive hows the best way of getting it off would cement acid be ok or will it damage the tarmac ?????
     
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    i don't think it's going to be that easy.

    the acid only removes very thin/small areas. i don't believe it would damage the tarmac as ideally u would only apply to the cement areas and it's washed off with water after the 20 odd mins working time. i guess u need to try a small area 1st.

    i think u might have to chip or grind the cement off as much as possible 1st. probably angle grinder to minimise the potential for damaging the soft tarmac.
     
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    tarmac is a bit flexible, concrete isn't. I think it will loosen and wear off when you drive over it.

    I would also try sliding a shovel at it to see if it will lift it off.

    Or you could paint it black :LOL:
     
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    Good luck, i feel for you. It won't look back to normal for 6months.

    Sorry to be so unhelpful.
     
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