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 a 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!
How to make the “recap” product a lighter shade color can anything be added to make this happen?
Hi Johnny. Quikrete has liquid cement color that you can add to the mix to change the color. You can find the options here: https://www.quikrete.com/productlines/cementcolor.asp