Boost sales with simple concrete repair solutions
Concrete is one of the longest-lasting, most economical building materials. However, it can crack over time for a number of reasons, including settlement, overloading, poor construction and more.
When concrete cracks or imperfections do happen, DIYers and pros often look for quick, convenient and long-lasting solutions to repair them. You can help boost your shop’s sales — and eliminate project guesswork — with a portfolio of easy concrete repair product solutions for your customers’ needs.
Here are a few common, small-scale repair problems and accompanying solutions to help your business become a trusted concrete repair center for shoppers.
Repair Problem #1: Brick Mortar Cracked
Product solution: Fix deteriorated mortar joints and cracks (from 1/8" to 3/8" wide) in concrete and masonry walls (including brick or block) with a repair solution that comes in a convenient, easy-to-use caulk tube, such as Sakrete Concrete & Mortar Repair.
Repair Problems #2 and #3: Cracks in Concrete Driveway or Slab
Product solution: Cracks in a driveway or slab that are ½"-wide to ¼"-deep can be quickly fixed with a polymer-based repair material. Sakrete offers its Concrete Crack Filler, which is ready-to-use and suitable for interior or exterior concrete surfaces.
Repair Problem #4: Loose Railings
Product solution: When concrete cracks form, adjacent railings along steps or a perimeter can become loose. Once crack repairs are made using the appropriate concrete repair material, it’s best to use an all-purpose grouting material like Sakrete Anchor Cement to re-anchor the bolts or railings to concrete for a secure, lasting placement.
Repair Problem #5: Broken Concrete Steps
Product Solution: One of the most common concrete repair problems is broken, cracked or chipped concrete steps. Fix them easily with a repair solution like Sakrete Fast Setting Cement Patcher, which is ideal for applications from ½" to 2" thick. Sakrete Concrete Bonder & Fortifier is also recommended as a concrete mix additive to help increase adhesion, impact strength and abrasion resistance.
Repair Problem #6: Active Leaks in Basement
Product Solution: An active water leak in the basement can lead to mold, mildew and other issues if not properly fixed. Stop the flow of water in concrete or masonry walls and floors with a rapid-setting solution such as Sakrete Leak Stopper. Plus, it’s also designed to repair cracks and stop underwater leaks in pools, too.
Repair Problem #7: Worn, Flaking or Pitted Concrete Slabs
Product Solution: Return worn, flaked or pitted concrete to like-new condition with an easy-to-apply resurfacer product. Sakrete Flo-Coat is a resurfacer for applications of ½" to a featheredge in thickness.
Repair Problem #8: Uneven Concrete Slabs
Product Solution: Level out uneven concrete slabs and restore imperfections with Sakrete Top’n Bond, which is an easy-to-use, cost-effective alternative to concrete replacement ideal for applications from ½" to a featheredge.
Product focus: Concrete Crack Filler
One DIY project that homeowners often tackle themselves is repairing cracks in concrete driveways or slabs. Repairing small cracks is important so that they don’t turn into larger holes or problem areas.
There are products that offer easy solutions to these common household problems.
Whether the crack is in an interior concrete surface such as a basement floor or an exterior concrete surface such as a patio or driveway, Sakrete offers a Concrete Crack Filler that is ready-to-use and designed to fill and seal those cracks.
Homeowners can use it to fill cracks in concrete up to ½” wide and ¼” deep.
It’s a quick, easy repair that rejuvenates the appearance and helps extend the life of a concrete surface.
For more information and other Sakrete products, please visit Sakrete.com.
MoistureShield says Yes to the Deck
MoistureShield is rolling out a "Say Yes to the Deck" promotion, leaning heavily on social media to thank customers for showing creativity in composite decking designs.
The three-part social media promotion will allow homeowners and deck builders to win various gift cards up to $500 in value.
"We love seeing the innovative and creative outdoor spaces that our fans are building," said Brent Gwatney, senior VP of sales and marketing for MoistureShield. "We have such a great audience across all of our social media channels and the #SayYesToTheDeck campaign is our way of giving back to those fans for their continued support."
Contestants can enter the instant win promotion on Facebook from July 20 to Aug. 2, and the Pin It to Win It promotion on Pinterest beginning in August. Contractors can also join in at moistureshiled.com beginning in mid-September.
For more, visit moistureshield.com/rules.