Concrete can flake due to corrosion, impact and weathering. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with unsightly spalling concrete, or tear out a damaged patio and pour a new one.

To correct the situation, just re-surface it! Quikrete Re-Cap Concrete Resurfacer is a polymer-modified Portland cement product that’s specially designed for making thin layer repairs and restoring the appearance of concrete.

You can apply it on spalling concrete as thin as a sixteenth of an inch or as thick as one-half inch. Just thoroughly prepare the surface before using it.

Before applying Re-Cap to re-surface a concrete floor or slab, thoroughly pressure-wash the concrete to remove all dirt and oil. This ensures proper adhesion and maximum performance.

Mix Re-Cap with a mechanical mixer in a 5-gallon bucket before pouring it onto the dampened concrete surface.

Then use a squeegee to spread it out evenly over the slab at a uniform thickness. For patios, sidewalks and driveways, you’ll want to add a non-slip broom finish as the Re-Cap hardens.

That’s all there is to it. So long, spalling concrete!

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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