Did you notice a floor crack in your garage, driveway or yard? Concrete floor repair is not such a tough job and you can repair it all by yourself and save some money this way. There are many reasons why a crack can appear, from imperfections of the mixture to iron fortification bars that are too close to the floor’s surface. The steps of covering a reinforcing bar are easy and they can be used to repair any crack:
1. Determine the area you need to repair and prepare it
If the fault is small, you don’t need to cement it again, you can use leveling mixtures. Otherwise, if the area is bigger and iron bars are exposed, you should prepare it for the reparation. Chip any high material and clean the area so that the concrete will have a rough surface to bond with. After that, clean the floor of dust and other remains.
2. Prepare the cement that will fill the hole
Mix the ingredients in the correct proportions and in the quantities you need.
3. Add the bonding ingredient
For a perfect bonding you need a special substance added, such as latex or other polymers. This ingredient can be added on the area you want to repair, or in the mixture that will fill the hole.
4. Fill the area that needs to be repaired
Wet the floor, add the mixture and level the cement. When the material has hardened a bit, trowel the area with a specialized tool and let it dry for at least another hour.