A.H. Harris carries a complete line of concrete repair and restoration supplies and we are a proud supporting member of the ICRI (International Concrete Repair Institute). Our line of products includes:
- Repair Mortars
- Concrete Hardeners
- Epoxies & Bonding Agents
- Grout & Specialty Grouts
- Cementitious Toppings & Underlayments
- Penetrating Sealers & Coatings
- Waterproofing Solutions
- Corrosion Protection
- Deck Coatings
- Decorative Concrete Systems
- Stamping Tools & Stencils
- Polished Concrete Densifiers
Check out our NEW PRODUCT CATALOG for more detailed product descriptions. Request your free copy today or visit your nearest Harris branch.
Harris Expert Tip:
Here are some things to consider before you start your concrete repair project, put together by one of our Harris experts. Select the correct product that will meet the demands of the concrete structure for its intended use. Surface preparation is 90% of a successful installation and surface profile is dictated by the product selected. Rather than feather edging, the edges of the repair area should be saw cut to create a vertical edge around the perimeter of the repair thus providing depth to the repair at the interface of the existing concrete surface. The repair area may require a scrub coat or the surface to be SSD (Saturated Surface Dry). Testing the repair area may be needed to determine the Ph level or for ASR (Alkalae Silica Reaction). The presence of ASR or low Ph levels may require more concrete to be removed or you may get premature failure of the patch. Use the correct tools. Polymer based repair products should not be finished with a steel trowel. The steel will ‘close’ the surface and may cause blistering from the polymer. A sponge float, magnesium float, or wood float are the preferred tools. For larger jobs, there are products that can be applied by machines, which can substantially reduce your labor costs. Curing is the last and very important step. Cement based repair products must be cured by applying a water based chemical curing compound or the repair area must be kept moist and covered with a burlap or cotton duct quilted curing blanket. If you follow these basic rules, your concrete repair job should remain in service for many years.
Did you know? Harris does not only sell you the best decorative concrete products and accessories, many of our branches can also rent out equipment (e.g. concrete stamps, vibrators and more). Ask your local Harris, we’re here to ensure your next project is a success. Our friends over at Quikrete have a handy library of ‘how-to’ videos that are well worth checking out.