How to Repair Cracks in Vertical Concrete Surfaces with QUIKRETE

How to Repair Cracks in Vertical Concrete Surfaces with QUIKRETE


Repairing cracks in vertical concrete surfaces. Many home foundations and walls develop non structural cracks as they
settle over time. These cracks can be unsightly and if not
sealed can result in energy loss and moisture transmission. Sealing these non structural cracks in
concrete is an easy project to complete for any skill level as with any concrete repair, proper
attention to crack preparation is essential to achieving a successful result. Using a chisel and hammer widen the crack
to a minimum of one-quarter inch and breakaway any
deteriorating concrete. The edges of the crack should be
vertical or beveled in an inverted V. Then, remove any loose material with a
brush. For vertical cracks less than one-half inch wide and for cosmetic repairs, the best option
is to use a textured acrylic caulk. QUIKRETE Textured Acrylic Concrete Repair Caulk is designed to match the color and texture
of the concrete surface. Concrete Repair can be used on vertical or horizontal surfaces and dries to a
firm, durable material. To apply concrete repair, simply cut the nozzle tip on an angle
with a utility knife, to match the width of the crack and load the tube into a standard caulk gun. Slowly draw the gun down the crack,
forcing a bead of concrete repair caulk deep into the crack. Concrete Repair can
be tooled with a trowel to match the concrete surface (texture), immediately after placement. Concrete Repair will begin to form a skin in about twenty to forty minutes and
will harden completely in one to two hours… depending on
temperature, humidity and crack depth. QUIKRETE Concrete Repair is a water-based product and can be cleaned up easily with a
damp cloth.

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