Posted on: Sep

Repairing Large Cracks in Concrete with Sakrete

Concrete crack repairs are easy when you use Sakrete Fast Setting Cement Patcher! The patcher is a pre-blended, fast setting mixture that’s perfect for quick repairs of steps, drives, patios, and more. The product sets in 20 minutes and is safe for foot traffic in just 4 hours! Watch the video below to learn more.


  • SAKRETE® Fast Setting Cement Patcher
  • Hammer and chisel
  • Pressure washer or garden hose with high-pressure nozzle
  • Mixing container
  • Finishing or margin trowel
  • Brush

Step 1: Preparation

  1. Remove chipped, loose, or unstable concrete from the area you’re repairing. You may need to use a hammer and chisel.
  2. It may be necessary to widen the crack in some places. Once the area is prepped, sweep away any loose debris.
  3. For the final prep step, use a pressure washer or water hose to clean the area of dirt and surface build up. This will help form a solid bond between the existing concrete and the repair material.

Step 2: Application

  1. Combine the dry powder with water. Follow the instructions on the label to ensure the material mixes properly. Using a margin trowel, thoroughly mix the material to a trowelable consistency and until all lumps have disappeared.
  2. Using the trowel, place the material in the crack. In thin sections, you may need to turn the trowel sideways to work the material into the crack.
  3. Continue this process filling the crack and repair area.

Step 3: Finishing

  1. You may find it necessary to use a finishing trowel and apply pressure to fill some of the voids. This step will push the material into the cracks and also smooth the surface of the repair area.
  2. Use the finishing trowel to put a neat edge on the side of the repair and remove any excess material from joint areas.
  3. Use a brush to smooth and blend the patch material into the existing concrete surface.

Need a little help?

Not to worry! Visit your local Valu and speak to one of our Associates. They’ve got the knowledge and the products for your unique project.

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