Tips for Driveway Patching and Makeovers
LESLIE: Now it’s time to help Grace with a driveway project. What’s going on at your money pit?
GRACE: Hi. I’ve just got to tell you guys I love your program and …
TOM: Well, thank you.
GRACE: I scrambled to get a paper and pad because you mentioned a product for concrete.
GRACE: The patches?
GRACE: And you said it was Abatron?
TOM: Yeah, that’s right. Abatron is the manufacturer …
LESLIE: 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 and driveways.
GRACE: OK. Well, a second part of the question is, after – well, for concrete patio is what I needed it for but …
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, well, 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, you know, a solid color, you can really do a great job covering it up and 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.