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Concrete Repair

Learn how to repair concrete from demolition to caulking cracks.

  1. 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.

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  1. 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 price.

  2. 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, and how to choose the best one for the job.

  3. 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 eroding. You can do it in less than a half hour.

  4. 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. We'll show you how to create a durable concrete patch to fix two of the most common problems: spalling and broken corners.

  5. DIY Concrete Crack Repair


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

  6. 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 bucks.

  7. 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.

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