Repair Crack and Spalls in stamped concrete with MatchCrete™ Clear

You can use MatchCrete™ Clear Concrete Repair Polyurethane to repair intregal color or stamped concrete.

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Step 1: Remove dirt, loose concrete, repair materials or failed caulk.

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Use a diamond blade to slightly cut open the crack and clean out loose concrete and debris.

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Use tape to mask off the crack.

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Gather materials needed to make the repair. From left to right we have some brown concrete pigment, silica sand (43-30 grit), black unsanded tile grout for color, and a mixing cup.

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Dispence the MatchCrete™ Clear into a cup.

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Add a littlt silica sand to give the MatchCrete™ Clear some base color.

 

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To create your color, add a smallamount of powdered concrete pigment and blend with a mixing stick.

 

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Concrete pigments are strong. It just takes a small amount to color the product.

 

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Here we are adding some black unsanded tile grout to the mix to make a closely matching color to the stamped concrete. You can use many types of sand and dry pigments to create the desired color and texture.

 

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Blend well by hand for about 30 seconds. You will have about 10 – 15 minutes of working time before the product starts to gel. Work in small batches.

 

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Pour the blended MatchCrete™ Clear into the crack. The material will start to gel and can be tworeled into place before setting.

 

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Allow to set for about 30 minutes and pull the tape.

 

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The repair can will be ready for traffic in about an hour. Roadware MatchCrete™ Clear repairs are tough and will not crack apart like cement based materials. The repair is UV color stable and will not become brittle like epoxy. Please click here for a MatchCrete™ Clear data sheet.