University of Missouri Extension

GH5932, Reviewed October 1993

Simple Home Repairs: Cracks in Concrete Sidewalks

Patricia Klobe
Department of Environmental Design

If you have small cracks in sidewalks that seem to be growing and make your sidewalk dangerous, they can be fixed.

What you will need


Work fast. Most epoxies will harden in an hour. If the patch should harden before the operation is completed, apply a second coat and smooth the surface again.

For big cracks, spread the mixture over the full width of the crack until the level of mortar is slightly above the concrete surface. If repairing a full break in the concrete, use the trowel to force the mortar mixture to the bottom of the break.

Your benefits

This guide was reprinted from the United States Department of Agriculture publication, Program Aid number 1193, Extension Service.
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