Shell Busey Blog - Asphalt and Concrete RepairApril 28th 2017
Shell Busey's OmBuseyMan Blog - Asphalt & Concrete Repair
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Asphalt surfaces require preventative maintenance every 3 to 4 years to keep it looking attractive. Tree roots that have come up through the asphalt should be removed. All oil spots should be sealed with oil spot primer and cracks filled with asphalt crack filler. Finally, you will need to seal the asphalt surface every 3-4 years.
Concrete that has chipped, flaked, broken off or has dents in it is called spalling concrete... This is usually the result of poor installation and poor mix of the concrete, causing it to become weak and possibly damaged.
To repair, first clean the concrete with Shell Busey's Home Cleaning Formula and rinse well. While still damp from washing, apply a concrete adhesive (Weldbond) to the entire area. Mix the Bonded Topping mix to a thicker consistency (like a muffin mix) and trowel over the prepared area. Texture the surface with a broom if that look is desired. Allow to cure for 24 hours, then follow with the brightening concrete procedure. Leave for the one week and seal with a solvent-based concrete sealer.