Help with Pebble Rock Patio


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Old 02-23-12, 06:34 PM
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Help with Pebble Rock Patio

I have a Patio that was laid on top of my old concrete with Pebble Rock mixed with Epoxy. I have a few cracks I need to chisel out and fill in with the same color of the Pebble Rock.
Mine was called "Pearl Apache". I have been looking all over here in KC as well as around the country. I found a few places. However, they only sell to contractors. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-23-12, 11:41 PM
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Will the place that did your patio not sell you enough to fix the area? Surely they have a supply.
 
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Old 02-24-12, 04:19 AM
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Badeye is right. Contact them about both the rock AND the epoxy binder. I imagine you'd have a hard time finding that locally as well.
My experience with this type of product is that it simply doesn't hold up in freeze/thaw climates. It's far too porous. When I was contracting, I replaced many of them with stamped concrete. In every single case, the homeowner told me that the company who had installed it was no longer in business (just heard this again last week). At our local home shows though, there's a new guy selling an epoxy rock product every year under a new company name. This tells me that after they encounter so many angry homeowners, they decide to get into a different line of work. This product is better suited to climates where it's warm year round. Unfortunately, the guys buying the franchises up north don't seem to know this.
How long has yours been down? I'd be very interested to hear of any success stories with epoxy rock (not exposed aggregate concrete) in freeze/thaw climates.
 
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Old 02-24-12, 07:31 AM
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Reference Pebble Stone Patio

It has been down about 10 years. I have it on my Patio, front Walkway and Front Steps. He has been out every other year to reseal it. If I had known I could buy the Epoxy Resin, I would have sealed it myself and saved 140 Bucks. He redid it this past summer. There were a few cracks he missed. Also, the cracks were so thin, almost hairline but you can sure see them. I was going to chissel the cracks out and do them.

I called him back twice and got his answering machine. I asked if I could just buy some of the gravel from him to fix it myself. He never returned my call. I've been a good customer of his for the last 10 years.

I found my color on the internet on St. Louis Resurfacing. Got Ugly concrete? Call St. Louis Resurfacing for a beautiful epoxy stone makeover! in St. Louis. It's called "Pearl Apache" not the 1/2 Pearl and 1/2 Apache. They won't send me any.
Considering I live in Kansa- western MO, it has held up very well.
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There's a place called Kreative Concrete Resurfacing in Colorado that carries the same stuff. Have you tried them?

Glad to hear your stuff has held up so long.
 
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REF: Epoxy Pebble Rock

I found a really nice guy at "Kreative Concrete" here in KC who will sell me a repair kit for 35 Bucks.
The original guy would never give his customers anything to fix cracks. He wants to be able to do it.
Every other year I had him put a coat of Epoxy on with a roller. It took him about 30 minutes. Now I find you can buy that stuff anywhere for 30 Bucks a Gallon.

Do any of you know much about using the epoxy paint on Garage floors? I have been told you have to really sand the garage floor smooth.
I have also seen resins that are thick and will go on a garage floor if it is not perfect, filling in and covering fixed cracks and rough spots.
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I just saw a Menard's ad last night that shows polyurea floor coating on sale. It's a lot like epoxy but MUCH stronger, longer wearing, and easier to use. I didn't know until last night that it was available in a big box store. You may want to check it out instead of the epoxy. Good luck.
 
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I'll check out Menards on that floor covering.
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