Cracks in concrete - especially indoor concrete - can be a problem for a variety of reasons. Cracks are unattractive and can be tripping hazards. They can also be difficult to clean, as these spaces harbor grit and grime. Fortunately, there are ways that you can repair your concrete.
Epoxy is a flexible, durable, effective material used for filling concrete cracks and restoring the durability of your surface. An experienced DIYer can fill concrete cracks and repair their concrete themselves. For anyone who feels out of their comfort zone, hire an experienced professional.
When should I seal cracks in my concrete?
Fix cracks in concrete as soon as they appear. Once a crack has developed, it may become larger if it's not corrected as soon as possible - especially if the crack is regularly exposed to moisture.
You can use epoxy concrete repair products while the cracks are still small, but once they get larger, you'll have to use a product like mortar. Epoxy is a waterproof material, while mortar is porous.
Using epoxy while the crack is still small can help protect your concrete. Once the crack is large enough to require mortar, the intrusion of moisture through the mortar could cause the crack to become larger over time.
How difficult is it to repair cracked concrete?
Repairing cracked concrete is not that difficult for a professional or an experienced DIYer. If you don't often perform DIY projects and thus don't feel confident in your ability to repair your cracked floor or cracked driveway, call a pro who has the materials, tools, skills and experience to get the job done right.
If you decide to repair the cracked concrete on your own, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions to ensure the work is done right. Failure to follow instructions may cause premature failure of the repair.
How do you repair cracks in concrete?
It is possible for your to repair cracks in a concrete driveway or floor on your own. You can also call a professional. If you are fixing small cracks in concrete on your own, either purchase an epoxy patching product from a home improvement store or online. Call us at 1-800-259-8855 to see if our Eurepoxy concrete repair product is right for your project. If it isn’t, we’ll tell you what to look for at your local store.
Epoxy needs to be mixed and then applied according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Most likely, the instructions will tell you to clean out the crack to remove any debris, loose gravel, dirt, dust, moss or weeds growing in the crack. Some epoxy kits require you to inject the concrete into the crack and/or level it with a trowel. With our Eurepoxy product, all you have to do is pour it into the crack, after etching out the crack for best adhesion, until the epoxy and concrete surface are level with one another.
What kind of concrete repair products do you recommend?
We recommend epoxy compounds and latex patching materials for repairing cracks in concrete. These common concrete crack repair products are available for sale in home improvement stores and online. Many of the products sold out there are not durable or long-lasting. Whether you're a DIYer or a professional seeking the best material possible, Eurepoxy is a product designed to be long-lasting and highly durable.
If you're doing this work yourself, it's important to purchase a high-quality epoxy or latex that will permanently adhere to the crack. If you're hiring a professional to do the work for you, you should expect your professional to use a long-lasting product that will permanently adhere to your concrete.
What is the best concrete repair product?
The best concrete repair product depends on the size of the crack. Small cracks are best repaired by concrete driveway crack repair epoxy, while larger cracks can be addressed with mortar mix. If you're not sure whether your concrete should be fixed by a mortar or epoxy because of its size, hire a pro or call us at 1-800-259-8855 and our experienced staff can help you determine which is the best concrete repair product for your project.
Can you repair concrete with epoxy? Can you use epoxy concrete repair for large cracks?
Concrete crack repair epoxy is very effective for fixing some cracks in driveways and concrete floors. Epoxy is typically used to repair small cracks. Read the manufacturer instructions to decide whether the crack you're trying to repair is too large to be fixed with epoxy.
It's important to use a high quality product like Eurepoxy. Low-quality products can shrink away from the concrete and may not last.
What are the differences between concrete repair products and when should I use what?
There are three different types of products that you can use to fix a crack in your concrete:
Mortar is made up of sand, a binder like cement or lime, and water. Mortar is typically used to fill large cracks in concrete. It looks similar to concrete but is a different product made of different materials. Mortar is used to patch large areas in the concrete, because concrete itself will not bind to cement that has already set.
Epoxy-based concrete repair compound
Epoxy is a waterproof sealant that can be used to seal thin cracks in concrete. Read the manufacturer's instructions before applying epoxy to a crack, to ensure that the epoxy is applied to the right-sized crack. Epoxy can be used for small concrete crack repairs or small pit mark repairs in garage floors, driveways, patios, plant floors, basement floors, office floors, parking decks, warehouse floors, and more.
Latex patching material
Latex patching material is a flexible patch that can be used to seal a crack in concrete. When applying latex patching material to a crack in concrete, always read the manufacturer's instructions and follow them carefully to ensure that the product is properly applied. Buy quality latex patching to ensure it will last as long as possible.
Is repairing cracks in concrete with epoxy a DIY project?
Repairing cracks in concrete with epoxy can be a DIY project, if you're willing to put in the work to get the job done right. The crack must be properly prepared before the epoxy can be applied, and all manufacturer instructions must be followed. Failure to prep the area or follow manufacturer instructions could lead the epoxy crack repair to fail. If you have questions about preparing the area, call Endur-O-Seal experts at 1-800-259-8855 for tips and best practices. No purchase necessary.
How do I prepare the surface of the concrete before I fix the cracks?
To prepare the crack, use a right angle disc grinder. Etch out the crack ½ inch wide and 1 inch deep. The crack must be clean inside, or the epoxy will not properly bind to the concrete.
Does pourable concrete repair epoxy come in multiple parts that need to be mixed? Or is it premixed?
Pourable concrete repair epoxy comes in multiple parts and must be mixed. Mix the product according to the manufacturer's instructions. Other options for vertical cracks are available by mixing epoxy and sand. Ask the manufacturer for best suggestions.
How to repair cracks in concrete driveway?
To apply an epoxy resin concrete repair product, prepare the crack concrete with a right angle disc grinder. Next, mix the epoxy or pourable epoxy concrete repair product according to the manufacturer's instructions, then apply the epoxy to the crack. Allow it to cure for the length of time indicated on the package.
Concrete Repair Epoxy Products by ENDUR-O-SEAL® USA
Ultimately, if you have the right materials, you can perform a concrete crack repair or a driveway crack repair. Endur-O-Seal USA products, when used properly, are designed to adhere to concrete perfectly and seal cracks permanently.
Please consider our concrete repair epoxy products when you are ready to start your project. Our self leveling concrete crack repair epoxy is the perfect solution for crack or small pit mark repairs in garage floors, driveways, patio's, plant floors, basement floors, office floors, parking decks, warehouse floors, and more. To get help choosing the right products for sealing your basement, call 1-800-259-8855.