Suggestions for Concrete-Pond Patching Product?


BSquared18

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Hello. My concrete pond has developed a small leak where the concrete intersects with a natural boulder that the pond builders added to give the pond a natural appearance. I tried using a very strong, standard epoxy that isn't affected by water, but it did not fix the leak.

Because the leak is very small, I'm looking for a brand of hydraulic cement or other patching material that comes in a tube or other small container and therefore isn't too expensive. Ideally, the product would be available on Amazon because I'm sheltering in place at home and have Amazon Prime, so there would be no shipping costs and deliveries typically arrive fairly quickly.

Thanks for anyone's help,
Bill
 
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Update to my initial post. One product I found on Amazon: Red Devil 0645 Pre-Mixed Concrete Patch, 5.5 Oz Squeeze Tube, Pack of 1, Gray.

I posted a question in the Customer Questions & Answers section: "Has anyone used this product to patch an underwater crack in a concrete pond?"

The only reply so far: Raine answered--"Yes, we have. And it works great. Make sure the pond is super dry before you apply. Allow it to dry overnight. Then you are good to go."

Other reviewers have given mixed reviews. Some people love it; others say it didn't work. Oh, and the bottom of the tube tends to burst open when the tube is pressed. Yuk! One hopes the Red Devil people have addressed that issue!

Has anyone used this product? Or--from my initial post--any other product that they would recommend--or not?

Thanks,
Bill
 

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Well, _____________ (you fill in the space) helps those who help themselves. I've continued searching on these forums and elsewhere for some answers. Still hoping folks will chime in here, but until that happens....

One respondent on one thread in this forum says that they would recommend a two-part epoxy over a masonry product. One I found on Amazon looks promising: Atlas Epoxy Pool Putty Set. $18.49 and Prime. It has a very good score among Amazon users. The information says it stops underwater leaks. Two people in the Q&A section say they've used it successfully on a pond.

Has anyone used this product on their pond? Or can anyone recommend a different two-part epoxy for my application?

Meanwhile, back to the keyboard.

Bill
 

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Hello and welcome! Like @j.w , I don’t know anything about concrete ponds. I guess there aren’t many people on here with experience, but if there are, give them time to see your posts. Or, you could do eenie meenie minee mo, and go with one of the products you have already researched. You also might try KOIPHEN to see if any of them have experience repairing concrete ponds. Sorry!

Post a picture of your pond and some close-up shots of the area(s) you are wanting to repair.
 

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I'm surprised that not many members have concrete ponds, since my searches on this forum have found many people discussing them. Maybe they are old posts; have concrete ponds become passé?

Anyhow, I'm in a bit of a hurry to get the pond fixed so I can add fish. Here in Minnesota, the ponding season is a bit short. So, I went ahead and ordered the Atlas Epoxy Pool Putty Set mentioned in my previous post. I'll report back on the results. The tube should be arriving in about two or three days.

I'm impressed by this forum and feel sure future posts asking for help will receive a better response.

Thanks,
Bill
 
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@BSquared18 You will find that pond trends come and go. For example, five years ago you were lucky to find people who have bog filters. Now, people are seeing the benefits of bog filtration, so yes, you will see a lot of bog-related posts (here and elsewhere). As to posts on GPF, if you’ll look at the date, you can see if it’s an old post. A lot of our members do as you have done, and join when they have a problem or a specific question, but don’t always stick around. These days, most folks with concrete ponds seem to have inherited them when they bought a house.

We are happy that you found us and glad that we can help with some issues.
 

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I’ve seen posts regarding repairing a leak in concrete. I used the search feature and found a few posts that might be relevant but a lot of those posting for help don’t write follow ups with what actually worked in the end. I would have been inclined to just use caulk, my wife gives me a hard time that you can’t use caulk for everything and I always beg to differ. Please let us know what worked for you so when others have the same issue there will be a resource to refer to.
 
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