Concrete is a long lasting durable material but the corners of stairs can be prone to chipping and cracking. Repairs affect the appearance and maintenance costs so you want to get them done right the first time and for that Finalcrete is the perfection solution.

After a chipped corner has been scrubbed to get rid of any bits of loose cement, sand or gravel, you’ll be ready to use this moisture resistant, specially formulated polymer admix that will stick to virtually any concrete surface. The step’s edges are particularly vulnerable due to salt and seasonal freeze – thaw cycles and a patch using Finalcrete will lessen the chances of repeat visits dramatically since salt or other de-icing materials don’t compromise the corrosion resistant surface of this product.

Application is another feature where this two component early strength repair material breaks away from the competition. As if Finalcrete’s superior strength, flexibility and adhesion weren’t enough, its versatility allows it to be finished with a screed, trowel or broom.

It’s important to keep an eye on the weather as well. Although Finalcrete can be worked in temperatures that range from 10°C to 35°C, you’ll need to cover the patch over if rain is on the forecast. A little drizzle won’t hurt, but a steady onslaught on water will affect any concrete and in some cases leave an uneven discolouration that will eventually lighten with time.

Finalcrete works just as well on cracks. Apply it after you’ve made a concrete cut to widen the crack and then pour a wet slurry into the crack. Once it has begun to set, trowel a top coat patch to smooth over the crack to make it even with the surrounding concrete. Sometimes brushing the feather edges blends the join more evenly. Convenience is one of the other benefits – you can use regular concrete tools and Finalcrete cleans up with water.