By Staci Lambert. Concrete Tools. Published at Monday, April 02nd, 2018 - 19:30:52 PM.
Whatever be the reason, cracks in the foundation are very perilous if ignored. Repair must be done as soon as possible. Difficulties involved in the repair process are influenced by how big the cracks are. For tiny moisture created cracks, the repair is relatively simple and can be done by almost anyone. These cracks must first be brushed clean with a wire brush. A jet of water may be passed to remove any loose concrete particles within the crack. The crack is then allowed to dry completely and filled with concrete caulk. If the crack is large, then it is packed with patching materials that are specifically available for concrete. These patching materials must be wet when applied. They are limestone based, and they expand as they dry, filling up the crack completely. The finishing touch is to apply a sealant to the repaired crack.
Mixing the Cerlon with the paddle causes heat to start to build up in the mixture. Heat causes the Cerlon to set. Using a heat gun you need to get the temperature up to about 80 to 90 degrees before you pour it into the area that needs to be repaired. Once it reaches 100 degrees you have only about 10 minutes to finish the patch with a trowel.
If you insist on a paint or \"concrete stain\" be prepared to have to redo your floor every two to three years. If you dont mind having to do this or your budget is limited please take the recommended prep to heart as this will increase your chances of longevity of your floor by a factor of at least 50%. When deciding on products for your floor try to find paint that is higher in solids than others. This will give you a better chance of receiving a good product. Behr, Duron and Olympic are good choices for this type of product.
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