Asked on Apr 27, 2016

How can I repair a crack in my concrete birdbath?

I was wondering what I could use to fix a long crack in my concrete birdbath that I inherited when my mother in law passed away. Due to my mothers health I had to stay with her night and day and my birdbath never got turned over before winter. It now has a crack in the inside of it. It is very heavy and very thick concrete. It does not leak. What can I do to repair that crack? It has never been painted yet either.
  6 answers
  • Lisa Gage Lisa Gage on Apr 28, 2016
    I have a birdbath in the same condition. I have tried some tree sealer painted on the inside to seal but it did not last very long and it was black in color. Bad idea. So now I just refill everyday when leaks. Some people give up and make great succulent gardens out of old birdbaths. They are really beautiful also. If you come across anything please share.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 28, 2016
    Try repairing the crack with GE Silicone for Concrete. It will dry clear and quickly.
  • Ranger Ranger on Apr 28, 2016
    You could try getting a bag of 'QuickCrete' - not sure if you have that over there - and just concrete over the entire bowl with a new batch of concrete. 'QuickCrete' is a quick-setting concrete ideal for smaller home projects. Or even buy a suitable concrete or ceramic bowl that will fit in the birdbaths bowl size and use instead. Painting never necessary - concrete birdbaths enjoy their own unique elegance.
  • Arlie W Arlie W on Apr 28, 2016
    My husband used Gorilla Glue on our fountain which was concrete. We then ended up painting the fountain white and it has held up over the winter while outside but also turned over. Maybe just use on the underside of birdbath to hold it together and hopefully top will still be safe for the birds. ???? I have a large ceramic bird bath that I have to do this to. Safety for the birds is primary.
  • Dawn Spaanem Dawn Spaanem on Apr 28, 2016
    I used epoxy glue on my crack birdbath and it worked. it was just a small crack in the top layer though.
  • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on Apr 28, 2016
    I agree with the silicone caulk preferably flexible. Dependent on the depth of the crack you may need to do it in layers.