Whether it’s broken, cracked or chipped concrete, or a concrete pathway that needs repair, we’ve got all your concrete woes and repairs sorted with this handy DIY guide and MG-KRETE.
Not all of us are blessed with great DIY skills, but that’s exactly why MG-KRETE is so good. It’s simple to use, and even those of us with beginner skills in the DIY department can give it a crack.
We’ve put together this handy guide so you can sort out a DIY fix for your concrete repairs around your home or business.
MG-KRETE – the ultimate in concrete repair
Concrete is a product we are all familiar with. Unfortunately, over time for many reasons, it may end up with cracks, chipping, holes, and damage that needs repair.
MG-KRETE should be your go-to product for your concrete fixes. It’s versatile, fast setting and easy to apply, so you can sort your damaged concrete quickly and efficiently.
Can MG-KRETE be used as a concrete filler?
Yes. It can be used as a concrete filler to fix an unlimited range of repairs. It dries to the same colour as concrete and is just as durable – with ZERO shrinkage! You can also colour MG-KRETE if you need to!
MG-KRETE is self-priming, simplifying the process for concrete repairs. Once your surface is clean you can go straight ahead and apply the product.
MG-KRETE is perfect for:
- Fixing cracked concrete
- Fixing chipped concrete
- Repairing a concrete path
- Repairing concrete flooring
- Repairing driveways
- Fixing surface spalling concrete
- Minor cracks in concrete foundations… and much more
Tips and Tricks to remember
- Store MG-KRETE products in a clean and dry area away from direct heat
- Allow MG-KRETE at least 24 hours to cure before applying a second coat
- Use the correct tools and equipment
- Clean all tools with water immediately after use
Tools and equipment that you will need
- PPE and safety gear
- Putty knife or trowel
- Wooden stick or something with a long handle for mixing the MG-KRETE powder and liquid
- Bucket, cloth and water
- Broom or cloth for cleaning away debris
- Masking tape
- MG-KRETE Mix (which you can purchase here)
It’s easy to do concrete repairs with MG-KRETE
MG-KRETE is the perfect product for beginners, intermediate and advanced DIYers. Check out these great resources on our website and spec sheets here. Don’t forget to check out our Youtube channel for related content and videos on application techniques.
Check that the area you are applying MG-KRETE onto is clean and free of loose material or dirt. MG-KRETE will cure in both cool and warm temperatures. Just keep in mind in warmer conditions it will dry faster, and in cooler temperatures, it may take a little longer.
Ensure your surface is dry – you do not need to pre-wet the surface.
Make sure you have the right tools, PPE and equipment for the application. It will make your life and the repair so much easier to do when you have the right tools.
Make sure you have a bucket of water handy, so that any spills or mistakes can be cleaned quickly before it sets. Tape off the area of concrete you want to repair.
Identify the area you want to repair, and how much product you will need to use. You can find a detailed list of how much MG-KRETE product you will need here.
Once you are ready to mix, add the liquid first, then add any aggregate before adding the powder.
- Tip: You can’t rework the area once it has started drying so mix smaller amounts to reduce wastage. You can always mix more and apply if need be.
Only use the liquid at the correct ratio with the concrete powder. Don’t mix anything until you are ready to apply it straight away as it is quick to set – if placed 10mm deep at 20°C, the average set time is 15 minutes.
- Aggregate: Construction aggregate, or simply aggregate, is a broad category of coarse- to medium-grained particulate material used in construction, including sand, gravel, crushed stone, slag, recycled concrete and geosynthetic aggregates
Once the mixture is ready to be applied you can use your putty knife or trowel to smooth MG-KRETE into the crack, chip, or broken areas of concrete. Remember – MG-KRETE will dry fast, so you will need to work quickly.
MG-KRETE dries so rapidly that you can return to the repaired concrete between 45-60 minutes. Once you have completed your repairs don’t forget to clean your tools.
It really is simple to apply MG-KRETE, and it’s easy for anyone to do – even if your DIY skills aren’t perfect. MG-KRETE is your total all-rounder and perfect concrete filler– super fast dry time, non-toxic and suitable for an extensive range of jobs. MG-KRETE can be used for a wide range of concrete repairs such as driveways, concrete pads, garden pathways, footpaths, steps and stairs, and so much more.
We have a range of information available on our website, to help with your concrete repairs and fixes. If you have any further questions about the uses for MG-KRETE we’d be more than happy to help. To purchase MG-KRETE or find out more about this great product, get in touch with us today.