When it comes to patching concrete, there are a few different methods you can use. Depending on the size and depth of the crack or hole, you may need to use a specific product or mixture. For minor repairs, such as small cracks and chips, a vinyl concrete patching compound is the best option. For larger repairs, such as holes 1 inch or deeper, you'll need a mixture of concrete with coarse aggregate of crushed stone.
For restoring chipped, cracked and chipped driveways, walkways, slabs and steps, Sakrete Top 'N Bond Concrete Patcher and Flo-Coat are great options. No matter what type of repair you're doing, it's important to make sure you have enough water to saturate the surface. Any stagnant water should be removed before you begin. When patching a hole on a vertical surface, you'll need a product specifically designed for the job.
Rust-Oleum Wall Surface Repair Concrete Patch is a two-part epoxy that users mix to form the patch compound. Once mixed, it stays in place as it dries on indoor or outdoor concrete surfaces in cracks up to ½ inch deep. The resulting durable and waterproof patch will not shrink or crack. Sikadur Concrete Fix is another two-part epoxy adhesive and filler that can be used as an adhesive paste for bonding bridges for concrete and most building materials.
For very small cracks, such as fine cracks, Red Devil's Ready-Mix Concrete Patch is an ideal solution. This 1 quart bucket of ready-mix concrete patch doesn't require any mixing or mixing, so DIY enthusiasts can get to work without dust or messy prep. The 1 quart patch tub is ready to use as soon as the lid is removed and will not shrink or crack as it dries. When you're ready to repair those cracks in concrete, you'll need the best concrete patch to get the job done. A high-strength product such as Quikrete's Concrete Repair in a 5-ounce tube makes small repairs and patches simple.
For larger repairs, Damtite's Bonds-On Vinyl Concrete Patch is an excellent choice. It covers cracks up to ½ inch wide and once cured, it will promote better adhesion between existing concrete and a thicker layer of patch. For restoring chipped, cracked and chipped driveways, walkways, slabs and steps, Sakrete Top 'N Bond Concrete Patcher and Flo-Coat are great options. And for repairing large concrete surfaces with a thin layer of concrete patch, Henry's Ready-Mix Floor Patch is the way to go. The Sakrete Company offers a complete line of crack filling products, as well as repair and resurfacing products. No matter what type of repair you're doing, it's important to make sure you use the right tools for the job.
A margin trowel should be used when building the patch in layers. And when smoothing out the surface with a trowel or small float, make sure you apply pressure evenly across the entire area.