Paver and Concrete Repair Guide
A Guide to Repairing Loose Pavers
|Loose pavers are not only unattractive, but they can also cause injury to those walking over them. Someone may trip over a loose paver and cause injury to them.|
So to avoid a situation like this one, here is a quick guide to repairing loose pavers.
Tools Needed for Paver Repairs
- Wooden float
- Spirit level
- Rubber mallet
- Steel float
Concrete Paver Repairs
It is time to repair your concrete pavers when you notice the following: chipped concrete, deteriorated concrete, corroding reinforcement steel, patch ups and potholes and cracks.
Repairing concrete damage is more cost efficient than having to dig out and replace the concrete. This can be quite expensive if you have a large concrete area. So, having a go at repairs might a worthwhile option.
Repairing Concrete Cracks
There are products available, which enable easy do-it-yourself crack repairs. You need to determine how thick your crack is, to determine what kind of repair product it needs.
If your crack is less than a 1/4-inch thick, than you can use a concrete sealant, which is latex based. Cracks this small are easy to cover up.
However, if your crack is thicker than ¼ inch, you will need to use a concrete patch, which is also latex-based.
Here is a quick guide to repairing concrete cracks:
- Concrete patching kit
- Vacuum cleaner
- Damp sponge
- Water spray gun
- Margin trowel
- Water-Based Sealer
In order for the patching material to adhere best, it is important to chisel out the crack a little, making it wider.