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.

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

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