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How To Repair Concrete Steps

Learn how to fix a crumbling concrete step.

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  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Moderate to Hard


Step 1: Remove the Damaged Step

Use a concrete saw with a hose attachment to remove damaged part of step. The hose helps keep the blade cool and keep down dust. ( Follow the manufacturer's instructions for safe use of the concrete saw.)

Step 2: Build a Form

Build a form for the step. In our case, we used a piece of lumber. Spray form with cooking oil to keep it from sticking to concrete.

Step 3: Fill the Form With Concrete

Mix concrete to manufacturer's instructions and pour into form. Tap form to remove air pockets in the cement and to help it settle. Use a magnesium float to smooth the cement. Finish off with a trowel. Remove form. Avoid walking on the step for 24 hours or more, depending on the cure rate for your cement product.

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