Repairing cement broken during window install


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Old 07-13-15, 10:25 AM
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Repairing cement broken during window install

Hi,

As some of you may know (thanks for the help by the way), I recently installed a bigger window in my basement. I had to cut a part of the foundation out with a quick-cut, and that went really well, except that there was still a "chunk" on one of the top corners of my opening that I couldnt get to with the saw. I essentially attempted to hammer it out, and I'm sure some of you more experienced guys already know what happened next: I pretty muched punched out a way bigger chunk than I wanted to.

In hindsight, that was a stupid thing to do, I know. Now that we all agree on that, I need to fix my mistake, and I have no idea how to proceed.

Would someone kindly look at the picture and help me with tips on how to approach this?

Thanks alot!
Nic

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Old 07-13-15, 10:27 AM
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Not my area of expertise but I'd consider filling it with mortar [might take more than one coat] and texturing it to match the existing, prime and paint.
 
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Old 07-13-15, 10:41 AM
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I'd probably use something like this... since it can be feathered to a fine edge.
 
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OK thanks guys.

My uncle was telling me about adding glue to cement (or something along those lines) but I guess quickcrete or something similar would make sense. I'll go see my local concrete people and see what they suggest. I just didn't want to ask the kids at home depot, because that has been very hit or miss in my experience.
 
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Old 07-13-15, 02:55 PM
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BTW... That's not that bad and not that stupid. I've seen worse and never fixed.
 
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Thanks for saying that Norm, I appreciate it!
 
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i'd pick cts over quikcrete every time - avail at the same place - just follow directions yes, its more $$$ but well worth it IF you do the work for a living as do we OR you want it to last

what you uncle might've meant was a liquid bonding agent
 
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noted !
 
 

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