Its now easy to repair chipped, damaged and worn
concrete surfaces patios, swimming pool, decks and stairs around your home.
A ready-to-use container of crack sealer makes small jobs easy
Concrete resurfacer by Quikrete can be sprayed, pumped, poured or applied
with a broom, depending on the desired thickness. One 50-pound bag covers about 25 square
feet at a ¼-inch thickness; no special curing or sealer is required.
Quikretes concrete crack seal, vinyl concrete
patcher, quick-setting cement and the new concrete resurfacer can all be used individually
or together to repair a wide variety of concrete surfaces.
Here are some tips on repairing cracked concrete steps and curbing:
- Widen the crack with a chisel and hammer.
- Properly prepare the surface with a wire brush by dusting away loose, existing concrete
debris and dust.
- Dampen the area but do not leave puddles.
- With a trowel, place vinyl concrete patcher into the crack until full.
To create a finished look to the repaired area, use the concrete resurfacer. For curbed
areas, mix concrete resurfacer to a brushable consistency and apply the mixture to the
patched curb using a broom or wallpaper brush.
For smaller cracks in concrete, use Quikretes gray concrete crack seal. This
sealer, a uniformly blended latex emulsion, is specially designed to adhere to all
concrete surfaces. Simply pour product into the crack.
For very worn and damaged curbs or steps, use a quick-setting cement. This special
blend of fast-setting cements and sand will be hard in about 20 minutes. Apply mixture
with trowel to damaged edges and smooth mixture until the shape is formed.
For information or project assistance, call 1-800-282-5828 or visit online at www.quikrete.com.
OUTDOOR MUSIC. Summertime even cool fall
means outdoor parties. The best way to move party music outdoors is with loudspeakers.
Niles new "stereo-input" speaker puts both left and right stereo signals
in a single speaker, allowing one or more speakers to cover any area with a sweet, even
sound typically associated with quality indoor audio systems. Made to endure outdoor
conditions. $200-$600, depending on size; Digital Sound, Virginia Beach.