Updated on November 10, 2021
How to Repair Cracks and Resurface a Concrete Driveway
Concrete driveways can show wear and tear from the elements. They often develop cracks, as well! Fortunately for you though, we have some tips on how to repair that damage before resurfacing your patio or sidewalk with fresh concrete. Here are some tips from a top-rated concrete driveway contractor, who has been building driveways for more than 30 years.
A simple and effective way to clean up a driveway is with the help of pressure washing. Start by wetting down any standing water in order for it to not be cut off from reaching all areas, then use your garden hose or if you have an auto-ressor hire because this type of equipment can get into tight spaces where other types may not reach such as around posts and next too chairs etc.
Mix Concrete for Repairs
One of the most important steps in repairing a concrete driveway is to mix enough dry cement for repairs. Pour it into your bucket, and then sand or resurface with an appropriate material if needed- there are lots out there! After filling up that big ol’ 5-gal bucket (or any other smaller ones) be sure not fill over 3/4 full because we want room leftovers when mixing later so don’t forget those little details.
Fill Cracks in the Concrete
Cracks in concrete can be repaired by pouring fresh mixed concrete into the cracks and applying a specified amount of pressure.
Once the cracks are filled, remove any excess material with a trowel to make sure there aren’t jagged edges that will cause more damage in future months or years of use.
Repairing cracks in your driveway is an easy and inexpensive repair. You can take care of the problem by using concrete sealer, which will stop any new ones from forming or growing deeper at a fraction of what it would cost to remove old slab and replace with another type – plus you get all those benefits like having one piece that lasts longer than its lifetime.