DIY Paving Repair

Paving edging is often damaged when removing weeds, trimming with a weed eater and / or by using a poor quality cement mix. 

Follow these 6 steps to repair your paving! 

Here’s what you will need to do the job:

  1. Trowel
  2. Scraper
  3. 4 pound hammer / old brick
  4. 2 x 2 kg Powafix Powa Filla

Estimated Project Duration: 30 minutes to apply & 4 h 30 min until completion.

HANDY TIPS & TRICKS TO NOTE WHEN DOING THIS PROJECT:

  • Always use PPE as instructed on the Powa Filla packaging.
  • Powa Filla usage is approximately 3kg / meter. This will depend on the paving depth and can be reduced by using more stones in the foundations. Any damaged grouting can also be repaired using Powa Filla.

STEP 1:

Clear away loose soil, weeds and loose debris with a scraper.

                                                        

STEP 2:

Lay stones or pieces of old concrete as a foundation. Stones the sizes of golf balls are suitable for this use.

STEP 3:

Use your 4 pound hammer or old brick to compact the stones on your base. If needed add more stones to give you a solid base to work with.

STEP 4:

Prepare 2 or three meters of paving.

Mix 4 kg’s of Powa Filla. Add the water slowly and not all at once – you will need a reasonably thick mixture for this application. Mix thoroughly to ensure no lumps of dry powder remains behind.

                                            

STEP 5:

Use a scraper or trowel to apply the mixed Powa Filla up against the edge of the paving.  Use enough product to achieve the required edging.

STEP 6:

Allow the product to dry for 15 – 20 minutes and use the trowel to smooth off and remove excess product. Splash a small amount of water on the surface to make this easier.

                                               

The product will be dry and cured in 4 hours- and you will have neatly edged paving again! 

 

For further information regarding the featured Powafix product(s) in this post- search our website product page or e-mail us on info@powafix.co.za.

Otherwise head down to your nearest South African Hardware Store and ask for these products by name.

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2017-12-04T08:32:47+00:00