Concrete steps are a common feature of many homes, but they can be subject to heavy foot traffic and extreme weather conditions that can cause them to deteriorate over time. If your concrete steps have become chipped or cracked, you may be wondering if you can fix them yourself. The good news is that it is possible to repair and resurface concrete steps without hiring a professional contractor. Here's how. First, prepare the damaged area of the step by cleaning it and then applying a generous amount of concrete adhesive with a brush.
Next, create a concrete mix and apply it to the damaged area. Once the mixture has hardened, use a concrete edger and steel trowel to round the edges and smooth the surface. If the damage is extensive or extends deep within the structure of the steps, you may want to contact a professional for help. You may also want to re-coat all of the steps with a concrete resurfacing product for a consistent look.
Rick Muscoplat, an expert at The Family Handyman, recommends using Cement All and NewCrete together as a team remedy for any problems that threaten to destroy your concrete installation. Finally, keep in mind that regular maintenance is important when it comes to concrete steps. Be aware of any stains or other minor issues that may affect your outdoor concrete installation. With proper care and maintenance, you can keep your concrete steps looking great for years to come.