How to repair a crack in a concrete statue?


I had a giant elephant ear that I made a concrete form. I used quike crete concrete. I left it cure for 2 days outside and the temperature were in the 90's. I didn't cover it. I made the concrete 1 inch thick. I picked it up and hauled it to its new home in a vechicle. and when I got home it had cracked. any suggestions.

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  • Franny Monaghan Lathe Franny Monaghan Lathe on Sep 01, 2018

    I would make it thicker and the longer it has to cure the better . 90's may have been a bit too hot . If its' really big support the center when you move it . Once you get it where you want it the ground will support it. I had one that cracked and made it look the like angel wings . I'll post that one soon

  • William William on Sep 01, 2018

    For one inch thick you should embed wire mesh or fiberglass mat in it to give strength and support.

  • William William on Sep 01, 2018

    Exactly. You make a cement sandwich with the mesh/mat in the middle.

  • Chaz Chaz on Sep 01, 2018

    It normally takes a good 30 days for a thicker concrete to cure. Water is the best cure for concrete. To be sure you should of waited and sprayed it with water daily especially in hot weather and cover it with poly for a least 7 days. I like Sakrete high strength mix.I do not know the full measurements of your project L X W X D

  • Tom Stuart Tom Stuart on Sep 01, 2018

    Chaz is right, concrete doesn’t dry, it cures for up to 30 days although it has most of it’s strength in a few days. After it initially hardens some people put it in a tub of water and let it cure there. During that time the concrete incorporates water in its crystalline structure. You can cover a piece of plywood with Saran Wrap and let it cure on that. The wire mesh in the middle will hold it together if it does crack again.

    After the cracked one you made cures you can put it together with epoxy. If these are for stepping stones put them on a bed of sand to even out the force on them.

  • Edean Edean on Sep 01, 2018

    Use concrete patch repair gorilla brand buy it @ homedepot comes in a tube cost approx $6.00 a tube.Then to cover the crack repair buy a small can of concrete paint by rustolum.

  • Em Em 6 days ago

    Repair with a top coat or make a new one. You could try an epoxy like e-6000 to fill the crack or use concrete crack repair in a caulking tube.