Written by David William | February 10, 2021
Concrete is a very durable material, it can last for ages and would stand strong against all the external situations no matter how harsh they may be. This is the reason why concrete is an exceptional material in the construction industry, due to its ability to last long and stay firm despite being tested with harshest conditions.
Concrete is commonly used all over the world for building various structures. It includes buildings, sidewalks, driveways, etc. No matter how durable material concrete is, it can get destroyed and distressed over the years if not maintained properly. Due to its ability to last long and its durability, it is mostly used excessively and used carelessly.
This is the reason why concrete can develop signs of destruction over the years. One of the most overused and careless structures of concrete is sidewalks.
These sidewalks are used excessively every day from day to night, that too non stop. As pedestrians continue walking on these sidewalks during the whole day and night as well. These long hours of use are meant to damage these sidewalks over time. But the thing which damages sidewalks more than the usage is the ignorance displayed by the building owners.
Building owners are even unaware of the fact that they are the sole owners and the ones responsible for these sidewalks, they are exposed to this fact after getting a violation notice. As a result, they start searching for masonry contractors in NYC. But hiring a repair service is not necessary, as some damages are repairable by yourself.
If the cracks are minor and there is no risk of further damage to the sidewalk, then you can follow these simple steps and repair the sidewalk all by yourself. Just follow these steps accurately and be precise with the repair process.
1. First clean the dirt from the damaged surface, make sure it’s tidy and clear before you start the repairing process.
2. Clean up the debris and dirt from the crack area and clean it completely. You can use a wire brush for brushing off the dust and excess debris from the surface.
3. Get yourself a chisel and hammer. Hold the chisel at an upright angle and poke it harder with a hammer to create an enlarged surface for the concrete patch to be bound with the surface.
4. Then mix the concrete mix following the details on the packet.
5. Allow it to sit properly and get cured don’t interfere during the curing process as it can cause the bound to get weak.
6. After the concrete is dried, seal the concrete to further firm the concrete repair process. Sealing will help the concrete to bind more firmly, you can use a heavy-duty water-based polyurethane as it is the best choice as a sealant.
7. Paint the surface after drying if needed.
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