Concrete Repair BLOG

Elephants VS FlexKRETE

Elephants VS FlexKRETE:  It was a challenge but FlexKRETE wins the day in KC. Using their tusks, Elephants at the Kansas City Zoo kept digging into failed concrete at the joint, increasing the size of the void. Contractors used FlexKRETE's fast-set material to repair the damaged area below and provided a long-term solution for securing this…
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Multiple Depth Repairs and Mix Ratios

This bank parking lot entrance had repair depths from 1/2" to 5". Using the standard FlexKRETE mix ratio on shallow repairs, and the extended-yield mix ratio on deep voids saves time and money. Providing clients and prospects a fast, durable, and long-term concrete repair solution with little to no traffic interruption or downtime can differentiate you…
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Damaged Sidewalks: Repair Now to Save Money Later

Damaged and uneven sidewalks can be hazardous and they're everywhere.  FlexKRETE makes it easy, cost-effective, and profitable to repair walkways for the long-term. Tear-out is unnecessary and you can walk on the repaired area in 15 minutes. Left unrepaired, damaged sidewalks become more costly to repair and can create dangerous trip hazards that increase the…
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DOT Road and Bridge: Concrete Repair

There's no shortage of DOT work contractors who use FlexKRETE - The One That Works. And you don't have to drive far to find damaged roads and bridges that need concrete repair. FlexKRETE is approved in DOT's across the nation, and in many cases, the specified concrete repair material for a variety of road and bridge…
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Underground Garage Overhead Repair

Debris hung by a thread in this underground parking garage. Eliminating an immediate safety hazard from overhead deterioration. Contractors have been discovering FlexKRETE since its introduction in 2000, and interest in our Superior Concrete Repair Material is growing exponentially. We attribute much of our success to FlexKRETE contractors and distributors - our 'boots- on-the-ground'. They solve…
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Pouring New Concrete Is Unnecessary

These before and after pictures are great examples of how quick, easy and profitable concrete repairs are possible with the FlexKRETE advantage of adhesion, durability, strength, and the ability to return to traffic in under an hour. Check out our concrete repair and instructional videos on FlexKRETE's YouTube Channel. Pouring New Concrete is Unnecessary with FlexKRETE.…
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Concrete Floor Repair: Trench Drain

This trench drain's spalling concrete and deterioration created a severe safety hazard. Shown in these before and after pictures, FlexKRETE was used for the complete restoration and replacement. Fast And Long-lasting Trench Drain Repair is Simple. Some of the world's top industrial and commercial facilities use FlexKRETE to repair their docks and floors. Repairing high-traffic areas critical to operations like this one can be quickly fixed…
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Overhead Concrete Repair: Condo Decks

These before and after pictures show the underside of badly deteriorated decks that posed structural and safety issues from falling debris. and the how they were beautifully and completely restored using FlexKRETE. Overhead Concrete Repair at Your Condo? No problem. Property management companies and their contractors use FlexKRETE for a broad range of concrete repairs at their…
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Flooring: Broadcast Over Tile

Flooring: Broadcast Over Tile  A 40-year-old hospital bathroom floor desperately needed replacement, but removing the tile was too time consuming as the restroom couldn't be closed for an extended period. A FlexKRETE broadcast was the solution. FlexKRETE is known as a versatile concrete repair product - and that versatility also makes it a great choice for seamless floors and perfect for going over tile. Contractors using FlexKRETE…
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Texas DOT Joint Repair

On The Road with TxDOT for Joint Repairs. Joint repairs can be a challenging task - so it is especially important to use the proper technique as well as the correct material for the job. Known for repairing most concrete problems, FlexKRETE is also the answer for structural repairs and perfect for repairing joints. It's phenomenal adhesion…
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Waterpark Support Column Repair

Structure safety is always a concern. Especially where children play. Deteriorating support columns with rusty rebar and crumbling concrete require a vertical repair solution that's fast, easy to apply and provide year-after-year durability.  Click on the image above to get a close-up view of before and after pictures of tall and short columns supporting the park's water tubing. This vertical…
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Eroded Concrete Spillway Repair

Eroded Concrete Spillway Repair: Once concrete dams and spillways begin breaking down, it rapidly deteriorates. Repairs on such structures require expediency and durability. Click on the below image to enlarge and see before and after results that illustrate FlexKRETE's phenomenal adhesion and a long-term repair solution that won't crack or pop out. One crew can make repairs of this…
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Broken Concrete Step Corners Repair

An Easy Fix For Broken Concrete Steps Yes, even at the corners. These before and after images are great examples of FlexKRETE's versatility. Damaged steps create serious trip-hazards so keeping downtime to a minimum is imperative. One worker can repair the vertical and horizontal surfaces of these steps in mere minutes using only FlexKRETE, and…
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Concrete Lined Drainage Channel Repair

Concrete-lined Drainage Channels Can Be Repaired. And be ready to handle water in a few hours. The before and after image above is a good example of how FlexKRETE gives contractors and repair crews the competitive advantage over traditional 'tear-out and re-pour' or using repair products that simply don't perform. When repairing storm-drainage channels with spalling, cracking and broken concrete, it's imperative…
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FlexKRETE’s Customized Training School

FlexKRETE's Customized Training School FlexKRETE Technologies has upgraded its popular school with the creation of FlexKRETE U that offers customized training programs for applicators, contractors, distributors, resellers and facility maintenance personnel. Generally, FlexKRETE U programs can be completed in one day, depending on the desired curriculum. All classes are designed and conducted by FlexKRETE Technologies personnel to…
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What Can You Repair With FlexKRETE?

What Can You Repair With FlexKRETE? Instead of writing a bunch of words describing FlexKRETE's versatility, we thought we'd just show you. There are even more things you can do with FlexKRETE - but we'll save that for another video. Questions? Call 972-964-8707 or email us at concreterepair@flexkrete.com. Subscribe to FlexKrete's Newsletter 
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Pothole Repairs: DFW Int’l Airport

We Tackled DFW Int'l's Terminal A Bridge Potholes. And did it in a day, not weeks. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport north public entrance bridge to Terminal A spans about 250 feet and dotted with potholes. It's a great example of how other repair materials fail, and the ideal setting to illustrate the advantages of FlexKRETE's high-strength, military…
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TOP 5 Cold Weather APPLICATIONS

Winter Concrete Repair Is Big Money. Here's our TOP 5 Cold Weather Applications. With virtually no temperature restrictions, FlexKRETE allows you to work inside or outside throughout winter instead of turning down jobs due to cold weather. Even at thirty degrees below zero (-30° F), freezer-room applications are common. Contractors using FlexKRETE report an abundance of inside work repairing breaks,…
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Top 5 Videos and Case Studies

Here are 5 of Our Most Popular Videos. Creating and sharing new 'how-to' videos and case studies is one of our passions. There's much more to come, but these received the most traffic last year. Got a project you'd like to share? Email jd@flexkrete.com to submit your project. FLEXKRETE'S TOP 5 VIDEOS AND CASE STUDIES - Concrete…
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Concrete Barrier Repair: DFW Int’l Airport

We Keep Traffic Moving At DFW Int'l Airport. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is one of the world’s busiest and as such, when repairs are required, they must be long-lasting and completed quickly. A vehicle hit and drove over Terminal C’s exit traffic barrier, causing side and top structural damage. Due to its location, the airport needed to avoid closing…
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Failed Repair: Bridge Sidewalk Repair

What an Ugly, Failed Repair. FlexKRETE handled this bridge/sidewalk repair - rusty rebar too. Jeff Schubert of Precise Patch in Lakewood, Ohio shared this great example of how FlexKRETE is a cost-effective solution for permanently correcting failed repairs. Damaged walkways are hazardous and very challenging to repair - especially when it's a sidewalk - on…
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Concrete and Rebar: Bollard Pole Repair

Concrete and Rebar at DFW Airport. Bollard Pole repairs are hard unless you're using FlexKRETE. FlexKrete distributor Grainger has access to 5,000,000 products and over 10,000 suppliers, and when U.S. maintenance giant ERMC required a durable repair solution for frequently damaged bollards, FlexKrete was the only choice. WATCH THE 1-MINUTE PREVIEW VIDEO HERE Bollards are virtually impossible to repair…
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Trowel-Down Using FlexKrete with Red Quartz

Trowel-Down Using FlexKrete with Red Quartz FlexKrete distributor Kelly Moore Paints helped solve a big problem for one of its clients. A high school athletics facility had unsightly and damaged tile in locker rooms, showers and pool deck. Hoping to save the school time and money, while also offering a safe an attractive permanent flooring…
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Testing FlexKrete’s Impact and Bond Strength

FlexKRETE Gets Tested. But this time, not by us. Don't just take our word for it. We've talked about FlexKRETE's unmatched durability and adhesion characteristics for 15 years, but here's a YouTube clip we ran across last year testing the impact and bond strength - using an excavator!    Questions? Call us at 972-964-8707.
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Increasing Yield On Deep Repairs

Yes, You Can Increase Yield On Deep Repair Jobs. Here's the case study. Contractor: Jeff Schubert, Precise Patch, Inc., Cleveland, OH. Customer: City of Lakewood, OH Problem: Large Area of Deep Joint and Road Damage Solution: Extend FlexKRETE Yield for Permanent Repair Overview  Belle Avenue had deep expansion joint damage with road surface deterioration. The repair area, including six zones, was completed in three days with two…
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Use A Power Trowel To Apply FlexKrete

Power Trowel FlexKrete To Complete Projects Quickly & Smoothly. Permanently repairing large areas of damaged concrete is easily achieved quickly and efficiently when using a power trowel to apply FlexKrete. The short video clip below illustrates the general process of applying FlexKrete using a power trowel. Adjusting the type and amount of catalyst used provides…
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The $30,000 Trip Hazzard

Don't Get Sued Over 'Easy-to-Fix' Repairs. The $30,000 Trip Hazard. You don't have to look far to find hazardous walkways. But many are hard to see and you must LOOK for them before they accidently find you, as few are marked with a "Caution: Trip Hazard" sign. Not long ago, we joined a FlexKrete contractor…
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Hazard Repair and Decorative Coating

Severe Hazard Repair and Decorative Coating in Hours. Customer: United States Postal Service (USPS) Problem: Gaping void and trip hazard at doorway Solution: Permanent concrete repair with non-slip coating   OVERVIEW The above before photo illustrates a very deep and wide void that is obviously dangerous, and could result in serious injuries. This type of hazard renders…
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Doing it Right the First Time

Just Do it Right the First Time. It's the first step in being remarkable. Successful companies share many attributes. One the most common is being remarkable, and to be remarkable, one must exceed expectations. So, the first step in being remarkable is to 'do it right the first time', whether it's a bid, presentation or project. Any entrepreneur,…
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How to Repair Potholes Permanently

Potholes, potholes, potholes. Just fix them already. They ruin tires and wheels and never seem to be fixed correctly. FlexKrete repairs are permanent and will accept traffic in as little as 15 minutes. CUSTOMER: Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, TX. PROBLEM: Airport runway, joint break resulting in pothole SOLUTION: Permanent joint and pothole repair using…
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Repairing Concrete Spalls Permanently

The Step-by-Step FlexKRETE Repair Method. CASE STUDY: Repairing Spalls Permanently  Customer: Lowes Home Improvement  Problem: Concrete spalls and damage from forklifts  Solution: Longterm repair using FlexKRETE Superior Concrete Material REPAIR METHOD 1. Remove loose and hollow sounding concrete with concrete scarifier, milling machine, grinder or by blasting. Void-test by dragging chain or "pinging" with hammer.  A…
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Concrete Steps Repair

Repairing Steps Has Never Been Easy - Until Now. CASE STUDY: Permanent Concrete Steps Repair Customer: United States Postal Office, Ohio Problem: Broken and Slippery Concrete Steps Solution: Permanent repair and apply non-slip surface Repair Method Remove loose concrete and debris to produce a solid, clean, dry substrate Open pail, then 'power-mix' for 60 seconds to blend thoroughly Pour and…
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Permanent Nose Median Repair

Concrete Curb Patching 101. The City of Plano, Texas was impressed. Problem: Broken nose medians from constant impact of traffic (tires) Solution: Permanent repair with FlexKRETE which endures constant traffic Repair Method  1. Remove loose concrete and debris to produce a solid, clean, dry substrate 2. As joint runs under the curb, cut rebar to allow for…
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