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HOW TO REPAIR BROKEN CONCRETE


1. Retrieve the broken corner, then clean it and the mating surface with a wire brush. Apply latex bonding agent to both surfaces. If you do not have the broken piece, you can rebuild the corner with patching compound.

 

2. Spread a heavy layer of fortified patching compound on the surfaces to be joined, then press the broken piece into position. Lean a heavy brick or block against the repair until the patching com pound sets (about 30 minutes). Cover the repair with plastic and protect it from traffic for at least one week.

 

HOW TO REBUILD WITH PATCHING COMPOUND

 

1. Clean chipped concrete with a wire brush. Brush the patch area with latex bonding agent.

2. Mir patching compound with latex bonding agent, as directed by the manufacturer. Apply the mixture to the patch area, then smooth the surfaces and round the edges, as necessary, using a flexible knife or trowel.

3. Tape scrap lumber pieces around the patch as a form. Coat the insides with vegetable oil or commercial release agent so the patch won adhere to the wood. Remove the wood when the patch is firm. Cover with plastic and protect from traffic for at least one week.

 

 

 

 

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