How to Repair a Concrete Walkway
Over time, concrete begins to get pitted, chipped, and cracked. The signs of aging can appear at even when there is extensive precipitation or extreme weather conditions over the course of a single season. The good news is that just about anyone can fix this problem when they know how to repair a concrete walkway. Here's what you've got to do.
1. Select a Concrete Resurfacer.
This product acts like a patch to the concrete that has begun to wear out. It's made of a cement and polymer combination and works to fill in all the problem areas that exist on the walkway. If your walkway is 400 square feet in total, then expect to pick up 8-10 bags of concrete resurfacer for this job.
2. Patch Your Cracks.
Use the resurfacer in a 4:1 ratio with water to patch cracks, holes, and chips in your concrete walkway. Place the paste that is mixed up into a caulking gun to directly apply it. If a crack is more than 0.5 inches in size, then concrete repair caulk will be necessary instead. Smooth all surfaces down with a putty knife.
3. Cover The Expansion Joints.
The large cracks in the walkway that are there to provide expansion of the concrete must remain. Use duct tape to cover them up.
4. Mix The Resurfacer As Instructed.
It works best to mix the materials in a 5 gallon bucket. You'll want to mix the resurfacer for at least two minutes or longer if instructed.
5. Apply The Dressing On The Walkway.
You'll have a thick liquid dressing come out of your bucket. You'll need to spread this material out immediately. It's helpful to have a second person mixing up another batch of dressing as you smooth out the first. Use a concrete trowel and press down firmly to make sure the resurfacer fills in evenly.
6. Brush And Let Dry.
A simple push broom creates a slip-resistant surface for you. Then allow to dry. Correct any bare spots you see as soon as you can. Knowing how to repair a concrete walkway can improve the curb appeal of your home. It only takes a couple of hours to get this job done, but it can be difficult work to do. Grab your supplies, use this guide, and get started today.
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