Simple concrete repair before I attach garage door trim.

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Old 09-22-17, 11:49 AM
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Simple concrete repair before I attach garage door trim.

This is an easy one I assume. As shown in the photo, the cement or mortar is crumbling at the bottom of garage door entrance. What is the best way to repair it? Just use ready mix concrete patch? How do I make sure I get a straight 90 degree angle and corner? Or do they sell pre-formed small blocks of concrete to fit in? Thanks.
 
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Old 09-22-17, 12:18 PM
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I would probably go to Home Depot and get a bag of Quikrete Stucco base mix. Its sticky enough to make the repair. Shape it with a wood float and finish with a steel trowel.

Chip off or grind any old paint first.
 
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Ok. Thanks. I see you noticed my house has stucco design (like every other house in Phoenix)

Think it would help to improvise an L-shaped wooden form?
 
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No. If you mix it the right consistency, it will stick and you can shape it easy enough.
 
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Very good..........Thanks again
 
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I did the repair today. I applied too much stucco mix. Now I can't quite close the garage door all the way to the bottom. So I need to remove some of the material. I know you can use sanding block or a grinder which I don't have. Can I use a file to remove excess? It would be faster and easier.
 
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If it's hard already just bust it off with a hammer and start over. No big loss.
 
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Ok. Removed enough material so I can completely close garage door now. I'll post a photo when completed with garage door trim and weatherstripping. Thanks
 
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This is the completed repair. Not professional. But it works. I'll install the trim and weatherstripping later after I apply some more paint.
 
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Better than it was!
 
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