Project Guide

How to Repair Concrete Steps

1
SCRUB THE BROKEN CONCRETE AREA CLEAN WITH A STIFF, WET BRUSH
Scrub broken concrete area - Repairing Concrete Steps

After the broken concrete chips are removed, apply concrete bonding agent to the exposed concrete with a paintbrush. This helps the patching compound adhere to the old concrete.

2
APPLY BONDING AGENT ONCE IT BECOMES STICKY
Apply bonding agent once - Repairing Concrete Steps

After the bonding agent gets sticky, apply patching compound to the damaged area with a mason’s trowel. Apply enough compound to replace the missing concrete. If you are using a vinyl concrete-patching mix, no bonding agent is required.

3
TAPE TOGETHER A WOOD FORM TO FIT AROUND THE CORNER
Tape together wood form - Repairing Concrete Steps

Place pavers against the form so it doesn’t move while the compound is hardening. If the area to be patched is large, you may want to create this form before Step 2.