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robbin
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Leander, TX
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Re: Concrete cracks -Revisited

That's what I would use -- diamond blade dry.

edit -- Diamond wheels last a long time, even dry. No need for an air compressor either. Cheap electric grinder works well for this.

Hahausuck
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Thanks Robbin.

Looks like a Harbor Freight trip for a grinder is in order.

averagedude

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San Diego, CA
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decorative coating
Once you have all the concrete filled...
Have you thought about decorative concrete coatings like the attached picture (that I borrowed from Google search images).

Even a garage epoxy style coating will cover up the repairs.

Hahausuck
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reply to robbin
Grabbed a grinder that was on sale at Harbor Freight and a wheel at home d. Last night I did some research on materials and I found Quickrete has a resurfacing product with polymer in it that can be used for repair and resurface. Grabbed a bag of it at lowes.

My plan is to undercut the crack, and then rinse it out. Mix up the concrete repair as per label for a mortar mix and fill the crack then top it and brush the finish to help blend it.

I know it's not the be all end all fix as some day I'll have to replace the slab.
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