If you've ever had a concrete bird bath, statue, or shelf break, you know the frustration of trying to repair it. But don't worry, there are ways to glue concrete back together! Whether your concrete bird drinker or concrete statue has fallen victim to ice or a croquet game that has gone wild, below are the answers you need for the repair process. The material you should use to rejoin the two pieces of your figure is called cement or epoxy concrete. It comes in two separate tubes and must be mixed before applying to broken surfaces. Most epoxies are not dry cleaned, so be careful only to place the epoxy on the surfaces of the figure that will be concealed once the repair is complete.
Spread a thick layer of Loctite Metal And Concrete Epoxy over the surfaces to be joined and press the broken part into position, resting a heavy block against the repair until the epoxy settles. If the bird bath breaks into several parts, then it is better to use epoxy glue. Don't try to use concrete to re-glue the parts, as it won't work, so don't waste time. SAKRETE concrete glue is a liquid latex adhesive for bonding new concrete, mortar or plaster to existing surfaces. Gerber specializes in providing brick and stone laying services, concrete installations, and masonry repairs.
If you need to patch a concrete surface or pour new concrete over old concrete, you should invest in a strong bonding agent and a concrete patching mix. Then, when the bird drinker is COMPLETELY DRY, apply the silicone concrete sealant to the cracks by forcing it into the cracks and creating a good seal. Then, if you want to patch the concrete, apply a thin layer of cement paint, pour a well-mixed concrete patch into the holes and clean the surface with a wooden float. While most shelves are fixed to the wall using hardware and mounting brackets, you can also use the less traditional method of gluing. If the existing concrete is structurally in good shape, you can pour new concrete over it to refresh it.
Start by carefully sweeping away all loose stones and dirt and rinsing the concrete to prepare the surface. Cover the patch with a plastic sheet as it dries and finish spraying water on the new concrete for 4 to 7 days. Dampen any cracks or stains with water and be sure to remove any loose concrete bites or debris.