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How to Repair Concrete Holes

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Mike’s Advice / Exterior Renovation & Landscape Construction

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 @ 9:46am
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Cracks in your concrete driveway, patio, or walkway can negatively affect the curb appeal of your home. I always say to keep on top of home maintenance and repair jobs before they become costly fixes.

I usually say bring in a professional for structural issues with your house, but if there is a SMALL repair job needed for horizontal cracks in your concrete, I am going to tell you an easy way to do it.

Here’s what you need to get started so you can fix a hole in your concrete.

Tools Needed:

  • Concrete Repair Mix
  • Trowel
  • Wire Brush
  • Water bottle or spray bottle
  • Safety goggles
  • Safety Gloves

How to Repair Concrete Holes


Follow Derek as he helps guide homeowners through the easy process of fixing small concrete holes.

Step 1) Use a patching kit


Use a concrete patching kit like Sika Fast-Fix Power Patch.  It comes with a 2 compound mixture already pre-measured. Removing a lot of the guess work when it comes to mixing cement, sand, gravel and water together.

 

Step 2) Clean the Surface


Clean the concrete hole removing any loose debris so that the concrete can bond properly to the existing surface.

Step 3) Wet the Surface


Saturate the surface of the concrete hole including the top with water until the surface is damp.  This will help the Sika Fast-Fix Power Patch to adhere properly.

Step 4) Use the Right Protective Gear


Put on proper Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) like safety goggles and gloves when handling any concrete product.

Step 5) Combine the compounds


Roll the liquid mixture down until the seal breaks mixing both compounds together

Step 6) Mix for 30 Seconds


Mix Sika Fast-Fix Power Patch back & forth for 30 second until the mixture appears as an even consistency.

Step 7) Pour Mixture


Cut a small corner & pour the concrete mixture evenly into the concrete hole.

 

Step 8) Trowel & Finish


Use a trowel to smooth out the concrete and create and even surface.

For further instructions see our video demonstration below:

 

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