1. Chip, grind and brush off everything loose and/or deteriorated
2. Clean the area with acid
3. Drill one or more appropriately sized holes
4. Pack mortar into the holes
5. Insert rebar "dowels" in holes so they stick out as they are to anchor
6. Form the patch with concrete if patch is large enough, mortar if not.
I'm with James on this one. Think of repairing concrete like
dental work. Before you can do any filling you have to have
something that is sound and not decayed to bond to. From
the pic, that step does not look like it's in good shape. But
without being there it's hard to tell. What you need to do
is find out if in fact you have something sound enough to
On 7/14/2011 7:14 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Need more data, like some wider angle pictures showing the whole stoop
and general condition. But yeah, that concrete does look to be
questionable. I'd whack at it with a brick hammer and cold chisel, and
see what else easily crumbles off. If this is the front door, and you
may be reselling anytime within next several years, I'd strongly
consider a rip'n'replace. A failed front stoop, along with condition of
the front door, is one of the first clues people store in their heads,
right behind what place looks like from the curb.
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