Concrete Repair

Learn how to repair concrete from demolition to caulking cracks.

How to Fix Concrete Spalling

Is the surface of your concrete driveway, patio or basement floor flaking away? Do the patches get bigger and more numerous each spring? The problem is called concrete spalling, and here's how to fix it—without replacing the entire driveway.

Concrete Repair projects

  • DIY Concrete Crack Repair

    Fix the crack in your concrete garage or basement floor yourself by following these step-by-step directions.

  • How to Caulk Concrete

    For long-lasting concrete crack repair, fill wide cracks with foam backer rod before caulking. And use a caulk formulated for concrete.

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Drilling Concrete and Installing Fasteners

    Concrete screws are the perfect fastener for speedily anchoring objects to concrete. We show you how to drill and drive them quickly and easily,…

  • How to Repair Concrete Steps

    Repairing concrete steps is a lot cheaper than building new ones. After you make the repair, The Family Handyman expert Rick Muscoplat, will…

  • Caulking Concrete Cracks

    Seal cracks in concrete with durable urethane caulk. It'll keep water out and protect your foundation and walks from further cracking and…

  • Concrete Demolition Tools and Tips

    Save time and energy when breaking up a concrete slab or steps: Tips, tools and planning advice guide you through the job and save you big…

  • How to Fix Concrete Spalling

    Is the surface of your concrete driveway, patio or basement floor flaking away? Do the patches get bigger and more numerous each spring? The…

  • Garage Floor Resurfacing: Fix a Pitted Garage Floor

    Restore a pitted concrete garage floor with an easy-to-apply resurfacing product. It'll make the floor look fresh and new again at a modest…

  • How to Fix Sidewalks That Are Chipped and Pitted

    Extend the life of old concrete by fixing broken, crumbling areas before the problem gets worse. A properly done repair will last decades.…