How to Repair Holes in Cement.
Winter is tough here in Western NY especially on the roads. The entrance to my garage was no exception; I had some large hole to repair. You just can’t mix up some cement and dump it in; you have to prepare the hole with the proper tools. First I decided on the materials since the holes were deeper than 1” I used a combination of one 50 lb. bag of cement and one 40 lb. bag of cement patch.
Following is a step-by-step of how I did it.
Clean the area thoroughly you want to remove all of the loose debris and dust from the hole. For this I used a wire brush, and broom. Just to be sure I finished off cleaning the holes using my shop-vac this removed any left behind dust.
Mix the cement in a wheelbarrow, follow the instructions on the bag or if your like me just add a little bit of water at a time until you get a nice creamy mixture. Be careful not to add to much water.
Now before you start slapping cement into the holes wet the surface, I used a water bottle to spray the water. This makes for a better bond.
Now you can start filling the holes, I used a trowel to work the pebbles of the cement down into the hole by pushing down in a circular motion. Now smooth the entire surface with trowel until you’re happy with the look, as you can see here I still have a little work to do smoothing it out.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR. SAM MONACO