Patching Concrete Cracks
LESLIE: Ginny in Pennsylvania, welcome to The Money Pit. How are you today?GINNY: Fine, thank you. And you?LESLIE: Great. Tell us what’s going on at your money pit?GINNY: I have a concrete breezeway and there’s a damaged place in it and I need to kind of fill it and then I want to paint the breezeway.TOM: OK.GINNY: What can I fill that with?TOM: You’re going to want to use an epoxy patching compound; available at a home center or a hardware store. It will stick properly to the concrete. Then after it dries, then you can paint the whole concrete surface again with an epoxy paint.GINNY: And it’s not going to chip out or …?TOM: It will not chip out.GINNY: Oh, that’s great.TOM: As opposed to using a concrete patch, which could chip out. You want to make sure it’s an epoxy-based patching compound. It’s designed specifically to stick to the old concrete.GINNY: Can you do the same thing with a crack in the concrete; like in the sidewalk?TOM: Yes, you certainly can do the same thing to a sidewalk crack as well.GINNY: OK, well I thank you very much and I enjoy your program.TOM: Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.