How to Permanently Repair Cracks in Concrete Floors
CrackWeld Concrete Floor Crack Repair Kit easily fills the full depth of fine stress cracks, hairline cracks, and fissures in concrete floors and slabs without the need to chisel or route the crack. CrackWeld quickly cures as a rigid compound that becomes stronger than the concrete itself! CrackWeld "welds" the concrete slab together providing flooring contractors and homeowners a state-of-the-art method for a proper repair of hairline cracks, wide cracks (up to 1/2"), spalling concrete, divots, and tack strip holes in concrete slabs.
Why Repairing a Crack Should Never Be Ignored
Cracks are the most common problem for indoor or outdoor concrete slabs, basement floors, driveways, garage floors, patios, pool decks, sidewalks, and parking areas. If a crack is not properly repaired, the situation will get much worse. Cracks left unattended cause further cracking, spalling, and disintegration of the concrete.
- RAINWATER – Water gets to the reinforcing steel, makes it rust and expand, causing more cracking and concrete pop-outs.
- FREEZE-THAW – Freeze-thaw cycle of trapped water widens concrete cracks.
- SEEPAGE – The seepage of water, water vapor, and radon gas through cracks into homes and buildings.
- TRAPPED MOISTURE – Moisture destroys flooring materials and may cause mold infestation.
- EFFLORESCENCE – Water leaches out the concrete and causes efflorescence.
- TRAFFIC – Vehicular traffic crumbles the edges of cracks.
- EXPANSION/CONTRACTION – The cracks will get wider and longer due to natural movement of concrete.
- FLOORING AND OVERLAYS – Cracks propagate into rigid flooring tiles or concrete overlays.
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|CrackWeld® DIY & PRO Concrete Floor Repair Kits|
|CrackWeld DIY Kit (2-Pack)||$79||$9||Order Now|
|CrackWeld DIY Kit (4-Pack)||$139||$10|
|CrackWeld PRO Kit||$184||$12||Order Now|
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CrackWeld® DIY Concrete Floor Repair Kits are designed for a quick and easy do-it-yourself application for homeowners. Each kit includes either two (2-pack) or four (4-pack) two-component CrackWeld cartridges, as well as mixing nozzles, a bag of silica sand, and other accessories. For full-depth repair of a standard 4” slab, each CrackWeld kit will repair
CrackWeld® 2-Pack: Up to 50 ft. of a 1/16” crack or 25 ft. of a 1/8" crack
CrackWeld® 4-Pack: Up to 100 ft. of a 1/16” crack or 50 ft. of a 1/8" crack
Tools Needed – caulking gun, paint scraper or trowel and sand paper (80 grit).
Color – When cured, CrackWeld is gray in color however, when exposed to direct sunlight it may change hues (yellow-orange is natural color).Broadcasting sand over CrackWeld (silica sand is included) before it cures will result in a lighter gray color. Sanding or better yet, grinding the repair even with the sidewalk will reduce the polymer's exposure to sun. Due to the high silica content of the repair (about 80%) the surface usually holds some stain or paint.
Feedback about CrackWeld from Our Customers
"I used your CrackWeld 4-pack to fill many hairline cracks and several 1/4 inch cracks on my driveway and garage. ... My driveway and garage are over 30 years old and some of my neighbors, in the last few years had spent thousands of dollars to have their driveway repaired because of cracks. I am glad I found your product ... I will be buying more CrackWeld to do some cracks in my basement too..." – Dan B., WI
"I live in San Juan Capistrano, CA and a few days ago we had a small 3.6 earthquake and this is about a week after I used the CrackWeld to fill small and large cracks in my garage concrete. I checked the cracks after I got home from work and no separation and the seal looked just like it was before the quake..." – Romeo F., CA
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The CrackWeld® Advantages for Repairing Cracks in Concrete Slabs
- NO ROUTING NEEDED –Eliminates the need of a cold chisel, or grinding disk.
- FILL HAIRLINE CRACKS – Low viscosity, self levels. Needle nozzles included to seal even hairline cracks.
- FAST CURING – Cures rigid in 15 minutes for overlays, flooring, paint, heavy traffic.
- STRONGER THAN CONCRETE - Bonds concrete to prevent elongation and yawning of cracks.
- FREEZING - Can be applied in sub-freezing temperatures.
CrackWeld® is a two-component compound. When ejected out of the cartridge than through the mixing nozzle, it fills the crack, reacts, and quickly cures. Similar to epoxy, but only 1/10 as viscous, chasing (widening) the crack is not needed. The compound bonds with sand to form an indestructible, impermeable mass inside cracks, spalls, or holes. Water, vapor, or gases can not penetrate. It is also a structural repair – it stops the crack from further movement.
CrackWeld offers a rigid repair for random hairline cracks and fissures. It can also be used for repairing larger (or wider) stress cracks as well. CrackWeld is not suitable for joints that require flexibility like expansion control joints (saw cuts) or floor-to-wall joints of basement floating slabs. For sealing cold joints (cove joint), expansion joints, and floor-to-wall joints that require flexibility use ElastiPoxy Joint & Gap Filler Kit.
Customers' feedback and tips on Repairing Cracks in Concrete Walls and Floors
Easy Enough For A Novice – The inside of the crack must be clean and dry. (Some contractors first place duct tape on both sides of the crack to make cleanup easier, particularly on rough surfaces.) Please follow these basic steps:
- Inject the CrackWeld resin into the crack to wet the surfaces and make them tacky.
- Push dry silica sand into the crack to fill it.
- Thoroughly saturate the sand with CrackWeld resin to fill it to the surface.
- In 10 to 15 minutes, scrape off the surface to make it level and use sandpaper for neat appearance.
Hairline cracks that are too narrow for sand are filled and repaired with two passes of the CrackWeld resin. To repair wide cracks or cracks with a void underneath, first fill the crack partially with sand to prevent the CrackWeld resin from running out. If additional sand is needed, use a DRY graded sand (no fines) or ideally, sandblasting sand with granulation like table sugar (30 to 40 grit).
CrackWeld Cures Fast – Maintain a steady flow of CrackWeld through the mixing nozzle or it may become plugged after a minute or two! After a stoppage, purge the mixer into a disposable cup. To minimize stoppages, repair small sections of the crack at a time (5-10 ft. or use up the whole cartridge). Fill the crack with sand in 2-3 minutes after priming while compound is still tacky. For longer cracks, recruit a helper to pour the sand, help scrap or sand afterwards.
The Wrong Way to Repair Cracks in Concrete Floors
Self-Leveling Polyurethane Caulk – Covering the crack with caulk is cheap and easy, but short-term. Water wicking through the concrete or trapped water vapor will weaken its bond to concrete, which may show up as efflorescence. The caulk will not last in traffic. After a couple of years, the caulk gets loose and can be easily peeled off.
Hydraulic Cement – Hydraulic cement is only a temporary fix. Yes, it it has waterproofing qualities, but it does not bond well to concrete – that’s why you have to chisel out the crack as an inverted V-groove to hold it in place. It also is more rigid than concrete. However, concrete continually moves, shrinks and expands which loosens the stiff hydraulic cement. After a few years, water seepage and likely also efflorescence will appear around the edges of the plug.
For Contractors - CrackWeld® PRO Floor Repair Kit
The Complete Contractor Toolkit – The CrackWeld® PRO Concrete Floor Repair Kits are for contractors or homeowners with extensive slab cracks. The two-component CrackWeld compound is packaged in dual-tube cartridges. Each kit is complete and "ready to go." It includes a professional dual-cartridge gun, as well as mixing nozzles, a bag of silica sand, and other accessories.
Coverage – For full-depth repair of a standard 4” slab, each CrackWeld Pro kit will repair up to 100 ft. of a 1/16” crack or 50 ft. of a 1/8" crack.
Purchasing Extra Material – In case additional materials are needed a contractor can purchase our CrackWeld® PRO Consumables Kit. The consumables kit is similar to the full PRO kit except for the dual-cartridge gun and gloves.