Ideas For Putting Leftover Concrete To Good Use

While you are gathering up all of your concrete supplies for your next home improvement project, you might want to start thinking about the various things you can do with the leftover concrete once you are finished with the main project. After all, it is very rare that people end up with the exact amount of concrete for what they are working on. Sure, you could just throw it all away, but why do that when you can continue to put those supplies to good use?

Hand-print Keepsakes

Do you have small children that might need a keepsake gift for a relative? If so, you can use a plastic stepping stone mold and pour the concrete into it. As the concrete starts to stiffen up, help the children gently press their hands into it so that they are leaving their prints behind. They can draw their name in the concrete or even add small stones or marbles for some personalized decoration.

Sidewalk Crack Filler

Even if the sidewalk is on the list of projects to be done over the next year, you can still do a little repair work by pouring the leftover concrete into the cracks. This way, the cracks will no longer be an eye sore that you will worry about. Also, people will be less likely to trip due to the cracks or lose anything in them if they drop their purse or wallet.

Retaining Wall Filler

Does your concrete retaining wall have small holes that are starting to become more and more noticeable? If so, you can add some of that leftover concrete to the holes and then push a marble into the concrete. By adding the marble, you will find that the color difference in the original wall and the filler will no longer be noticeable.

This will hide the difference of concrete color because the new concrete will be hidden behind to decorative marble. Of course, you do not have to add marbles. You could actually paint a layer of concrete paint that will blend everything in for you.

As you can see, there are a lot of different things you can do with whatever leftover concrete that you might have on hand once you are finished with your project. Depending on how much concrete you have left, you could get a lot of work done or simply round up a couple small crafts. All you need to do now is finish gathering all of your concrete supplies and get started on your work.

To learn more, contact a company like Small's Sand Gravel Inc. with any questions or concerns you have about your use of concrete.