QUIKRETE has launched new how-to videos,
Click to watch the new how-to videos.
Quick Response (QR) codes and a mobile website.
Earlier this month, QUIKRETE launched
18 new how-to videos on projects ranging from Pouring &
Finishing Concrete Slabs to Building a Block
Wall to Repairing &
Sealing Cracks in Concrete. The videos are designed to make users
feel comfortable tackling concrete projects and
are now available on QUIKRETE.com,
the new mobile website and QR codes located on
advertisements and on retailer bin tags everywhere
QUIKRETE is sold.
QR codes are paper-based hyperlinks that can be scanned
with smartphone cameras to open text, photos,
websites and videos in a mobile browser. Once
the code is scanned with a pre-downloaded application,
users will have instant access to a how-to video
featuring the steps needed to complete a project
with QUIKRETE. At the completion of the video,
users will be directed to project instructions,
a quantity calculator and a shopping list.
The new mobile site is accessible by entering
mvideos.QUIKRETE.com into a smartphone internet browser.
concrete patio is
an easy way to expand your home's outdoor living
space, and it can stand up to years of weathering
and use. A concrete patio can
be a gray, utilitarian slab, or it can be a highly
decorative focal point of any backyard living environment.
By including a decorative finishing technique in your
plans - such as exposed aggregates or etching with
acid stain - the design options are virtually unlimited.
In addition, a concrete patio can
serve as a subbase for a mortared patio built with
flagstone, tile or pavers.
Click here for
more information and step-by-step instructions.
Project Tip: Cosmetic Work
Minor blemishes like small cracks can be repaired
without resurfacing. Instead, try using a patching
material such as
Patching Compound. Available in a ready-to-apply putty, the patching
compound is ideal for minor repairs like small non-structural
cracks and spalling less than 1/4 inch think.
Homeowners also can find polymer-modified
compounds that bond directly to the concrete surface
for a smooth repair. These compounds are self-bonding
and -curing so no additives are needed.
Another option for cracks less than a half
inch wide is QUIKRETE Concrete
Crack Seal, which comes in a quart bottle that makes it easy to pour
directly into the crack. Dry to the touch within
30 minutes, the sealant maintains adhesion through
freeze/thaw cycles. Larger cracks may require a more
flexible polyurethane sealant with increased bonding
power and durability.
For more project ideas and information on
concrete maintenance and repair, check out www.quikrete.com.
Watch a video on
repairing and sealing cracks in concrete
Polyurethane Concrete Crack Sealant
is a construction grade polyurethane sealant that permanently repairs, seals and waterproofs cracks in concrete, masonry
and stucco surfaces. Its non-sag formula is ideal
for both vertical and horizontal applications.
The sealant dries to a durable and permanently flexible
finish and is textured to blend with concrete surfaces,
thereby avoiding unsightly repairs. QUIKRETE
Polyurethane Concrete Crack Sealant offers excellent adhesion and helps
prevent damage caused by water and ice.
To apply, first clean and dry the repair surface to make
sure it is free of loose particles. Cut the tip of
the 10 ounce caulking tube at an angle to make a
1/4 inch to 3/8 inch hole. Insert the cartridge into
a standard caulk gun and apply by pushing the cartridge
tip over the repair surface and force the caulk into
the crack. The repair will be tack free in two hours
and remain permanently flexible.
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