How Do You Fix Chipped Concrete?

Fixing chipped concrete is fairly easy and can be done

Concrete tends to chip over time due to many different reasons including weather, traffic, chemicals and age, but repairing the chipping will have your concrete back to normal.

If the concrete is crumbled, creating dust, and small amounts of concrete, then you need to call a contractor to replace the concrete because repair includes cleaning the entire area where the concrete is chipped. Take a wire brush and brush off the area where the chip is and remove any particles. The next step is to apply epoxy cement to the area. Hold the chip and the concrete together for a few minutes to make sure the epoxy is forming. Lastly, you will take a brick or board and firmly place it against the area to keep the bonding in place. Let the area cure overnight, but you will not want to walk on this area for at least a week.

It doesn’t take a lot of time or money to repair chipped concrete, but it is better to have a professional perform the process. The contractor will examine the concrete to make sure there are not other existing problems that are causing the concrete to chip.

Depending on what area the concrete was chipped will determine the duration of time you need to stay off of this area. If the chipped concrete is on your driveway, then you definitely don’t want to drive on the area for a week because the concrete repair could potentially break, and it is better to be safe than sorry!

Chipped concrete can occur in concrete just like cracks. The only difference with chipped concrete is you can replace it fairly easily. Once you see a chip, you should have it repaired as soon as possible. This will only protect the rest of the concrete from getting other chips in it.

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