How To Repair Damaged Concrete Floors

Posted in Firwood Hints and Tips by Firwood Paints on January 25th 2016
Repairing cracks and holes in concrete not only prevents them from turning into bigger holes, which could potentially cause trips and falls, but will also offer long-term protection against the elements. After repairing your damaged floor, a concrete floor paint from our range will add to its aesthetic appearance, too.

Here at Firwood we have developed and manufactured a tough epoxy repair mortar which is specifically designed to repair cracks and holes in concrete that are between 5mm and 15mm. For bigger jobs, we have a deep fill epoxy mortar repair kit that will repair holes and cracks that are 50mm - 150mm in depth. Both products can be purchased in either a 5kg or 10kg pack. Find out more and achieve a smooth, strong surface that's fit for purpose!

A Guide To Repair Your Concrete Floor

Firwood 2217 Rapid Set Epoxy Mortar is suitable for internal and external repair for holes and cracks from 5mm to 50mm in depth in concrete and stone. This rapid curing, tough epoxy mortar allows repairs to be done quickly to enable the area to be ready for both vehicular and fork lift traffic after just 4 hours.

Firwood 2218 Rapid Deep set Epoxy Mortar has been developed to quickly fix deep holes, worn and damaged concrete floors, steps and ramps. Apply to holes and cracks from 15mm to 150mm in depth. The rapid curing mortar sets quickly into a hard, durable surface.

Directions for use:

  1. You should prepare the area that requires repairs prior to mixing the mortar.
You will need:

  • Trowel
  • Mixer and drill
  • Chisel
  • Bolster hammer
  • Safety glasses
  • Broom and shovel
What's in the pack?:

5kg Pack

10kg Pack

QTY



QTY



1

Bucket

1

Bucket

1

Can Part A Base

2

Can Part A Base

1

Can Part B Cure

2

Can Part B Cure

1

Bag Aggregate

2

Bag Aggregate

1

Solvent Spray for wetting off tools

1

Solvent Spray for wetting off tools

1

Instructions

1

Instructions



  1. Ensure the surface is clean, dry and free from grease, water and oils.
  1. If the concrete is crumbling then be careful to remove all loose pieces. Best results are achieved by chipping out any crumbling and forming a suitable clean edge to work.



  1. Sweep out any loose material and ensure that it is free from dust and debris.



  1. Remove all the components and instructions from the plastic bucket.
    • Take a tin of the base epoxy marked Part A and pour into the empty bucket.
    • Slowly pour into the bucket the curing agent marked Part B into the base.




  1. Mix the contents well. This is best achieved by using an electric drill and suitable mixer blade.



  2. As soon as Part A and Part B have been thoroughly mixed, slowly begin adding the sand, ensuring that the sand gets wetted out by the epoxy resin mixture.



  3. Continue mixing until a homogenous mix has been made. All of the sand must be wetted out and appears grey in colour.



  4. Using a steel trowel or float apply the mix to the hole/crack. Compact down, particularly at the edges to ensure a joint between the old and new surface.



  1. Apply a small amount of solvent spray to the trowel (supplied in the pack) this will prevent drag on the trowel which will help smooth out the mortar.



  1. Smooth out the mortar. This will minimise lumps and bumps in the surface when you come to use concrete floor paint.



  1. When making up multiple mixes, completely empty the contents of the mixing bucket before starting the new mix.
  1. Protect the applied product from foot and vehicle traffic and cover the area accordingly if rain is expected until fully cured.
When completely cured, why not consider painting or sealing the concrete with concrete floor paint for extra protection? We have a wide range of suitable and effective paints in a variety of colours.

Shop At Firwood For Concrete Floor Paint Today

As well as mortar to repair your floor, we also have low cost concrete floor paint available to suit a range of industrial applications. Shop online today or contact our experienced team on +44 (0)1204 525231. Alternatively, you can send us a message to websales@firwood.co.uk.


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