How to Repair Cracks in Concrete Driveways

Cracks in driveways occur for many different reasons it could be rain, settling of the concrete, or temperature. I have had experience with this since my driveway once looked like a broken vase. It had many cracks in it, so instead of calling someone I went online and researched the topic. Some good websites on home repair that I found that dealt with cracks in driveways were http://paint-and-supplies.hardwarestore.com/learning/how-to-repair-concrete.aspx and http://www.hometips.com/home_probsolver/hps09/15_yarddecksconcrete/hps_yarddeckconcrete06.html . These provided me with simple steps on how to fix cracks in concrete driveways. I immediately went to my home repair store and bought what I needed to repair them. I followed the directions and found that it was a very easy thing to do by myself. Here are the steps for those of you who would like to try this yourselves.

The first step to repairing cracks in a concrete driveway is to use a hammer and a chisel. You must make the crack wider in order to fix the crack. Make sure that you ruff up the underside of the crack so that the mixture will stick.

The second step to repairing cracks in a concrete driveway is cleaning. You want to make sure that the area is clean before you put in mixture in. You can sweep the area or use a vacuum to get out the unnecessary dirt. I used a broom since plugging a vacuum outside without a extension cord could not be done, since most of the cracks were far away from the outlet.

The third step to repairing cracks in a concrete driveway is using the mixture. You can buy a concrete mixer that is found in a caulking tube. I found this to be a very easy way to patch up the cracks. You can also try other concrete adhesives like Acrylic resin. Trowel this mixture in so that it overflows the cracks. Then level it off with the trowel.

The next step is to cover the area. Make sure to put water on it once or twice a day for a week. Do not drive anything over the area you are working on because this could cause more cracking. If you wish you can apply a concrete sealer at the end.

Using these steps you can repair, just like I did, your cracked concrete driveway will look brand new. No need to hire expensive workers. You can tell your friends ” I fixed my concrete driveway all by myself!”

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