Get tips on concrete patio repair. Learn ways to patch cracks in your concrete patio and change the look of your driveway and patio area.
LESLIE: Now it’s time to help Grace with a driveway project. What’s going on at your money pit?
GRACE: I just got to tell you guys I love your program.
TOM: Oh, thank you.
GRACE: I scrambled to get a paper and pad because you mentioned a product for concrete, the patches.
GRACE: And you said it was Abatron
TOM: Yeah, that’s right. Abatron is the manufacturer.
LESLIE: (overlapping voices) The website.
TOM: A-b-a-t-r-o-n.com. You’re basically looking for epoxy patching compounds. They have these epoxy materials that are great for sealing up cracks in driveways.
GRACE: OK. Well, a second part of the question is after – well, for concrete patio
is what I needed it for –
TOM: Yeah, that works fine.
GRACE: But my question is, you know, it’s going to kind of look unsightly now and I’m thinking how can I cover it to make it look like new but still concrete without putting like a paint color on it.
TOM: Well, first fix the cracks and then there are lots of ways to paint that patio and have it look fantastic.
LESLIE: Mm-hmm. Once you patch it, it’s going to be sort of grayish in color. It’ll kind of match what’s there. If you’re not really happy with how it looks, you can get a concrete stain or a concrete paint and then go ahead and apply that to the concrete to give it a uniform finish. The concrete paints and the stains, if you get the stains that are a solid color, you can really do a great job covering it up and, you know, changing the look of your drive.
GRACE: Great. Alright, thank you.
TOM: You’re welcome, Grace. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.