Resurfacing Concrete Stairs
Learning how to resurface damaged concrete stairs
whether it's on my national television show today's homeowner or my syndicated radio program homefront one of the most common questions I get deals with cracks and concrete this house is owned by a friend of mine Brad who bought it recently it's a 75 year old house plenty a little projects around here to do but he's well underway with a project to make his stairs look a heck of a
lot better and be a lot safer before he started the concrete caps on these brick stairs were cracked and chipped around the edges even the landing at the top was missing large chunks of concrete Brad's the director of photography for our show so he grabbed a copy of the quick read guide to concrete from our library and did some homework on this kind of repair the first step was roughing up all of the
surfaces with a chisel and a wire brush to give the repair materials a good surface to grab onto for some of the larger voids he even had to create forms to support the repair material which in this case is a quick-setting cement mixed with an acrylic fortifier then everything was clean to remove the dirt debris and dust this makes it stiff so it can be sculpted as it goes in the acrylic fortifier improves
bonding to existing surfaces so this repair will last as it hardens he's able to work it more and more to get exactly the shape he needs so that when the forms come off the color is the only indication that there was ever repair and we're about to correct that pretty good job on all of these all of...
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