How To Repair A Concrete Wall In Your Garden

If your concrete block wall is in need of a repair then don’t panic. This is something that can occur after time due to the differing weather conditions and the mere wear and tear associated with all structures. If you notice a concrete block or several have begun to crack, make sure the gaps get filled in as soon as possible. 

This is one of the easier DIY tasks, yet if you do not feel confident, why not enlist a pro or even ask someone for a hand? 

You don’t need to spend a large sum of money on getting your block wall repaired, instead, why not consider doing the job yourself? Read on to discover exactly how to do so…

Before you start the process of repairing the garden well, you need to make sure the area itself is prepared. You will need to get all of the equipment needed for the task too. A lack of planning is where a lot of people go wrong with any sort of DIY task. You should make sure you use a reel mower to clear the area so that you have a working place that enables you to complete the task efficiently.

Now that you have ensured the area is prepared, here are the steps to follow:

Firstly you will need to ensure your concrete mixture is ready. Don’t forget how important it is to try and work fast. You don’t want the concrete to become hard too soon. 

Once the mix is ready, you should now pick up your trowel and put the mix whereby the missing mortar has occurred. Make sure you fill every gap necessary with your fresh concrete. Don’t forget the importance of a smooth edge. 

Once this has cured, you then need to repair any deep cracks through the use of adhesive caulk. This process needs to be done when the mixture and trowel are not substantial enough. Put the adhesive caulk into your caulking gun and ensure you squeeze until the substance fills up the cracks. 

And last but not least, another method works by combining concrete caulk and mortar. These again both need to go into the caulking gun. Once you have taken the tip of the tube off, it is advised that you start from the bottom and move up. You should do this in a sideways motion.

Hopefully one of the three methods mentioned in this article will help you. Just don’t forget to be quick whilst you work but also careful too. And, make sure you smooth out the edges no matter what substance you use! 

If you don’t feel confident repairing the wall yourself or you think that the damage is too extensive, it certainly makes sense to go down the professional route instead. After all, you can end up spending a lot more money in the long-run if you attempt to carry out the task yourself and you don’t really know what you are doing. It is never worth the risk.

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