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Repairing Concrete with Zip & Mix Repair Mortar
QUIKRETE Zip & Mix Repair Mortar is a multi-purpose concrete repair material that can be mixed and used right out of its innovative re-sealable pouch. It is ideal for repairing repair broken edges and corners on concrete steps and curbs, slabs, concrete and masonry walls and can even be used for overhead applications without the need for forms.
When working with cement based products always wear eye protection and waterproof gloves.
Remove any unsound or flaking concrete from the repair area using a hammer and chisel or with a masonry grinding disk and a portable drill.
Remove any loose material, oil and grease then clean the surface with QUIKRETE Concrete and Asphalt Cleaner.
Thoroughly rinse the repair area after cleaning.
Unzip the re-sealable closure and break the protective seal. Add 1 1/4 cups of clean water.
Squeeze the pouch to remove the excess air and then zip the pouch closed and knead the bag for about 3 minutes - until a lump free consistency is achieved.
Dampen the repair area with water.
Build up the repair mortar in layers using the application trowel. The first layer should be pressed into the repair area using firm trowel pressure.
Continue to build and sculpt the repair mortar so that the surface of the repair is above the surrounding concrete.
Mold and shape the repair mortar to match the contour of the surrounding concrete using the application trowel once the patch has become thumb-print hard.
- QUIKRETE® Zip & Mix – FastSet™ Repair Mortar (comes with trowel)
- QUIKRETE® Concrete and Asphalt Cleaner
- Hammer and chisel
Masonry grinding disk and portable drill
- Bristle brush
- Waterproof gloves
- Safety glasses