Concrete Crack Repair Guide, Do It Yourselves!

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Do you want to do concrete crack repair? It is actually not a hard thing to do. You have to get the correct equipment and materials to do the concrete crack repair. If you want to do concrete crack repair all by yourselves, you can follow these following guide.

Concrete Crack Repair Easy Guide

Prepare the tools.
Circular saw.
Cold chisel.
Dust mask.

Prepare the materials.
Concrete mix.
Latex modifier.
Concrete resurfacer.

Cut a groove on both sides of the crack.
Concrete cracks are caused by sideways expansion, poor drainage conditions or settling soil beneath the concrete. If your concrete is the same height on both sides of the crack, you can fix it yourself. But you have to enlarge the crack. Then power-wash the area and squeegee off the excess water before applying the filler. Fill with a polymer-modified cement such as Quikrete concrete resurfacer No. 1131. Our crack was wide and deep, so we chiseled out the entire opening and refilled it. However, if one side of the crack is lower, call an expert to diagnose and fix the underlying soil/drainage problem. Then either replace the sunken portion or call a mud-jacking company to raise it.

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Remove the cracked concrete.
Chip out the cut concrete to get a fresh surface so the new concrete can bond to it.

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Fill in the opening.
Establish a solid base for the resurfacer by filling the opening with concrete and letting it dry.

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Add the resurfacer.
Add water to the resurfacer mix to get the consistency of pancake batter. Then fill the remainder of the groove and smooth it over.
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