How to Repair Broken Concrete with QUIKRETE® Zip & Mix Repair Mortar
A quick How To on repairing broken concrete with special mix by Quikrete.
Repairing concrete with Zip & Mix repair mortar. QUIKRETE Zip & Mix Repair Mortar is a multi-purpose concrete repair material that can be mixed and used right out of its innovative resealable pouch. Zip & Mix repair mortar is formulated with special polymer resins that allow the material to be molded and shaped to match the contour of the surrounding concrete without sagging. Repair mortar is ideal for repairing
broken edges and corners on concrete steps and curbs, walkways, slabs and concrete and masonry walls, and it can even be used for overhead applications, without forms. The first step in achieving a successful concrete repair is proper surface preparation. A solid, clean surface is necessary so that the repair material can permanently bond to the damaged area. It is extremely important to remove any unsound or flaking concrete from the repair area. This
can be done using a hammer and chisel or with a masonry grinding disc and a portable drill. When working with cement-based products, always wear eye protection and waterproof gloves. Once the unsound concrete is removed, the surface should be cleaned of any loose material, dirt, oil and grease, prior to the application of the repair mortar. using QUIKRETE concrete and asphalt cleaner, scrub and clean the surface of the repair area with a
stiff bristle brush. Concrete and asphalt cleaner is a concentrated detergent that is effective and safe for use on any concrete, asphalt, masonry and stone surface. Thoroughly rinse the repair area after cleaning. To mix Zip & Mix repair mortar, unzip the resealable closure and break the protective seal. Then, add one and a quarter cups of...
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