March 18, 2012
Welcome to Yeah, We Do That’s tip#26. Even though we have had a mild winter this year you may have noticed some damage to your concrete or had some existing damage that has become worse. This week I want to talk about a product I have recently found that works great on your concrete repairs.
The product is made by Quikrete and is called Zip & Mix and is great for repairs. It is in a zip bag and you just add water and kneed the bag until mixed which is around 3 minutes. This is a polymer-modified concrete which means it has an additive in it that makes it stick to the concrete being repaired as well as allowing you to apply it to vertical surfaces and even can be applied to overhead surfaces with care. It is a high strength fast setting concrete and can be applied up to two inches thick which is far better than the quarter in of most vinyl concrete patch products.
Before mixing and applying the patch you need to make sure the area is as clean as possible and free from any loose pieces of concrete. It will not do you any good to apply a patch repair to concrete that is loose and ready to come up. You can also apply a latex additive to the surface of the area to be repaired and let it dry before mixing and applying the patch, this will increase the bond between the two. The additive should be sold in the same area as the Zip & Mix. If you would like to read more about this product here is the link to the manufacturer’s webpage. Now just follow the directions on the package to complete the repair.
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