Cement Step Repair in One Day — by Home Repair Tutor




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  1. I like this method and was wondering if it would be suitable for repairing a typical wedge corner pop on a concrete slab? I have 4 corners to repair that support a 2 story brick wall.

  2. Jeff – how do you deal with color matching the repaired step to the other steps so that the color looks natural and consistent after the repair? Is there a solution for this?

  3. Craig, I'm a concrete contractor, and if I were in your shoes I would rent a concrete saw that will cut at least 75% of the depth of the slab, cut it at a right angle off your house, preferably so the existing cuts are all spaced out evenly, snap a chalk line and remove an entire section. Use tap-con screws to fasten a 2×4 to the masonry below having the top flush with the bottom of the small ledge. Then after you establish the height of the slab, fasten a 2×10 to the 2×4. This will be your form with a matching ledge. Then you can simply order one cubic yard of a residential mix with air for exterior use. Pour it wet enough for you and a buddy to handle and screed the concrete immediately with a straight 2×4 and float the surface a few times, then if you have a steel trowel, trowel the surface slick then pull a broom in a straight line if it needs a broom finish, if not, just keep troweling until you have your desired look. * make sure to round over the edges, use any electric tool that will vibrate (I use a square palm sander) and vibrate the edge of your form to reduce "honeycombs" also apply an oil so your forum will come of after pouring. Plus you don't need sealer. I only use that on decorative concrete, or places like a garage where oil will spill and penetrate the concrete surface. That was a long comment… Uhhh, good job guy on video! Stevens Concrete Llc, N. C.

  4. Jeff, Tried to post this on your website but it wouldn't take.

    Our porch is a 7.5" thick slab, about 20' long, but only the last 7' is cracked (one end of a sidewalk is leveraging up under the slab as the other end is sinking). The slab overhangs the foundation by about an inch. The crack is back about 4" from the edge and the broken area is about to fall off. I'd like to take off the broken part and patch the slab the way you did in the video, but with the form under the edge as well. My questions are, how well would this kind of patch last in Kansas City winters and summers…will a crack develop between the new and the old? And, how well will the overhanging edge support the weight of people walking on it (part of the repair will be on top of the foundation wall). I don't want to replace the whole porch, because the cost is huge!

    Thanks.

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