How to Fix Concrete Spalling

Don't replace your driveway, patio or basement floor—just resurface it.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Circular saw
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Hammer
  • Knee pads
  • Paintbrush
  • Pry bar
  • Safety glasses
  • Sawhorses
  • Screw gun
  • Speed square
  • Tape measure
  • Table saw
  • Trowel
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Bull float
  • Concrete edger
  • Garden hose
  • Power washer
  • Shovel
  • Stiff-bristle pushbroom

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 1/2-in. plywood strips
  • 1x2 furring strips
  • 2x4 leveling board
  • Concrete nails
  • Type 1 Portland cement
  • Wooden stakes