How to Repair Cracks on Concrete

If you are a handyman or if you like DIY projects, then fixing cracks in Long Beach concrete is something that you can easily do on your own. Fixing cracked places will not only extend the life of the surface, but it will also make it look good.

Tools you will need:

Caulk gun

Cold chisel

Whisk broom


Concrete patch material



Safety glasses




Clean the Floor

Before you use filler, you have to ensure that there’s no dust, dirt or oil on the ground. Any of these elements can prevent the filler from working well and bonding to the cement. That’s why you must clean the ground first of all before you get started. Use a cleaner that can get rid of oil, in case there’s any oil or grease on the floor.

You then have to key the crack. This means that you have to make the space in the crack bigger so the filler can bond well with the cement. You can key the hole by hammering in the cold chisel at an angle so you can create a bigger gap than the existing one. This helps to remove any big pieces that might be in the crack.

You also need to clean up the area after you have finished keying. Use a broom to clean up the dirt and the debris. You should then vacuum clean the area thoroughly.

Spread Concrete Patch

Cut off the nozzle on the top of the filler bottle and then fill out the cracks slowly but surely. In the case of a mixed foundation repair Long Beach patch, then you need to mix it up according to the instructions given by the manufacturer. You can use a trowel to fix the patch into the crack. Give the area a few minutes to dry up and then you can scrutinize to see whether the filler has settled. If the area doesn’t look properly filled out, you need to add more filler so that it can fill up properly. Smoothen out the area with the help of a trowel.

Allow It to Cure

You should leave the area to cure. You can check back the next day to see if things went well, or you can give it as much time as the manufacturer recommends. After this period, you can check the area again to see if it’s okay.

Apply a Sealer

After you have fixed up the crack, it’s advisable that you also seal it. This is because concrete Long Beach CA is not stain resistant; therefore, it can get easily stained. The best option would be to go for a water-based polyurethane sealer. In case of a rough floor, you can apply the sealer using the bristles of a brush or a broom to apply the sealer to the surface. If the floor is smooth, then use a roller to apply the sealer.

Water-based polyurethane dries up fast, allowing you to apply a second layer a few hours later.

Batter Up!

Baseball Hits Home

It’s that time of year when summer turns to fall along with the Alberta clippers find their way South. It’s when the boys of summer abandon our areas, yards, parks and stadiums. Yes, it’s nearing the end of the baseball season, an event that for many of us marks the real end of summer and the start of winter. Sure the second season of baseball and the playoffs are just going to get started. But the end of the regular season is, for many of us, when we place the dreams of our group catching it all away for another year.

Like the smell of new-mown bud, the sights, sounds and smells of America’s pastime soon will fade to memory. So to help get us here are some ideas to remind us that next year’s opening day is just round the corner.

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Arrange the pennants from each area, park, lawn and stadium in a colorful wall setup.

Adorn a wall using an oversized slice of baseball pop art.

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Bring baseball art to a child’s room …

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… as a reminder that a number of adults get to play a child’s game.

Celebrate baseballs as the items they are.

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Kids Wooden Baseball Podium Trophy – $19.95

And immortalize baseballs to stay living those moments.

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Oopsy Daisy Nightlight Baseball – $25

Have a baseball light the way.

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Major League Baseball Bar Stool by Tokens & Icons : Eco-Friendly presents from recy – $950

And also a base for security and comfort till you get home.

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Major League Baseball Bat Bottle Opener – $85

Be reminded of the crack of the bat and the pop of the jar top: two good noises in one!


Baseball Processor – $134.40

A ceiling light can have a bat, ball and glove all in a single. How cool is that?

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Grand Slam Sudden Shadow – $22

Think about a full size stick-on wall poster to motivate a player in your household to practice her swing.

Chicago Cubs Baseball – Wrigley Field Art – $259.95

Hang something that reminds you of Wrigley, Fenway along with the other areas, yards, parks and stadiums that are baseball’s cathedrals.

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Women’s Baseball League – 1947 Photograph – $169

And keep in mind that baseball is not just about the boys of the summer.

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