I’m going to show you how to repair a concrete
path. We have a broken section of concrete here, which we’re going to repair. And the
tools that we require are concrete cutting saw, a sledgehammer, a crowbar, pegs, form
work, you need a straight edge, a level, the concrete mix, and a shovel and trowel. All
right. So we are now ready to remove this damaged
section of concrete. The first thing that needs to be done. I’m going to use this saw
to make a line in the concrete so when we remove the pieces we don’t damage the one
that’s going to remain. All right. I’ll get started. I’ll put on my safety gear. All right.
I’ve done my cut lines. I’m now going to remove this section. Now what I’ll use is the blunt
end of the crowbar, just to smash through this piece. I’ll continue breaking this up
and removing the pieces. All right. Now that I’ve removed the broken pieces, what
we need to do is lay out our form work ready for the concrete part to be put in place.
The first thing I’ll do is just setting out, and that is making the area level, ready for
the form work to be put in place. So what we need to do is marry these two sections
together by placing and pegging in place, this particular piece of form work, ensuring
that it it is at the same level, because that’s the surface level of the concrete mix that
we want. All right. I’m at the stage now to put in
this curved piece of form work from end-to-end, just slowly bending it into place, getting
a desired bend. And what I’ll do is I’ll get some water, slowly moisten the wood so it
becomes more pliable. So what will be done now is over time is slowly move in and become
a tighter radius. All right. What we’ll do first is just peg it into place to stop it
from jumping about. Moving gradually, not sharp all at once. Push or pull, right. As
you can see, we’re look at this, the line. Starting from here and nearly married at this
point. So we’re nearly there. And adding water to the form work gives it more flexibility.
Looking good. Now what needs to be done: we level it off,
making sure that the form work is level with the existing concrete. The form work’s in
place, ready to go to put the concrete mix in to complete our path. I’m at the stage
now to level off this concrete pour. What we do is level this out to the form work and
we use the screed to get to the finished level from end-to-end. Press into all the corners.
We need to leave it raised a little bit, about a centimeter high, and that’s what we drag
in front of the square edge as we move side to side, along the form work, down to the
end. As we continue through, all the small imperfections,
etc., that’s covered in the final run where we use a float. All right. I’ve done the screening.
Now what needs to be done is make it a smooth surface by using this float, going over the
whole surface. As I’m finishing the floating, what needs to be done is to clean up the edge
between the new and the old concrete just by removing the excess. To give our concrete project a professional
look what we can use is an edging tool and a joining tool. What I’ll do now is use the
edging tool to go along the outer part of where the edging is. Now I’ll use the joining
tool to go between the old and the new. And there we have it. I’ll just finish up, do
the other edges, and we’re complete in repairing our concrete path.