A Quick Guide To DIY Crack Repair Servicesby Victor Haughtone Weeping Tile Replacement
Cracks are so unattractive and irritating. Be it anywhere in the house- whether in the garage or in the room, in the basement or the stadium, on the roof or in the bathrooms, concrete cracks are a very serious issue. The cracks in the different places are like invitation cards for many other additional problems. For example, if the concrete floor is cracked, it would enable intrusion of moisture, and if the ceiling is cracked, this might lead to seepage of water inside the house when it rains. So if there is water, there would be bacteria which would, in turn, bring in diseases and that is definitely dangerous.
Apart from being aesthetic in looks, these cracks mean severe and serious structural issues of the buildings. If these cracks are not solved soon, they might cause further damages and even holes thus these problems need to treated as fast as possible. But every time calling a contractor or a crack repair service can be tedious and expensive too, so here are certain DIY or Do It Yourself tricks and process that would help you to get out from this trouble.
Cleaning the crack properly is very important before patching the cracks together. If any oil, dirt or any kind of moisture is further harmful to the cracks as they might form holes and cause further damages. It is necessary to use a cleaner that cuts down the crease.
Using a chisel and a hammer to get rid of the large pieces of the crack is a great idea. The other name for this is "keying" the hole to make the base or inside of the crack bigger than it seems to be from the outside. This helps the material bond with the old crack much stronger.
It is very necessary to clean the dust after keying. As stated earlier dust is harmful to the cracks and does not let the cement set in.
4. Concrete patching
Using a concrete patch after this is to seal the cracks. Let the patch settle and smooth it with a towel. Leave it overnight and check if extra patching is needed.
5. Seal and concrete
Sealing is important otherwise concrete is prone to moisture. Polyurethane is very good way of sealing the concrete patch.
So, following the steps mentioned above would help to repair the crack at home itself. So get rid of the ugly cracks that reduce the aesthetic value and causes other major problems in your house. So avail these crack repairs facilities at home and get rid of your problem now.
Created on Aug 28th 2017 02:52. Viewed 415 times.