Posted on: SepRepairing 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
Step 1: Preparation
- Remove chipped, loose, or unstable concrete from the area you’re repairing. You may need to use a hammer and chisel.
- It may be necessary to widen the crack in some places. Once the area is prepped, sweep away any loose debris.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Continue this process filling the crack and repair area.
Step 3: Finishing
- 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.
- Use the finishing trowel to put a neat edge on the side of the repair and remove any excess material from joint areas.
- Use a brush to smooth and blend the patch material into the existing concrete surface.
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