Watch this StitchDog™ Flat Crack Installation Repair Video demonstrating the 5 simple steps for a structural crack repair.
Watch this StitchDog™ Vertical Installation Repair Video demonstrating the 5 simple steps for a structural crack repair.
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The StitchDog™ kits come with (1) Epoxy Tube set, (2) mixing tips, (10) Carbon Fiber Grid Stitches, a pair of heavy duty work glove and an installation guideline card.
It is recommended that you place each carbon fiber grid stitch every 10 to 12 inches. The kits come with 10 carbon fiber grid stitches so you should be able to cover 8 to 10 feet of linear crack repairs.
The StitchDog™ 4000 epoxy has a low viscosity and is designed to penetrate deep into a crack line. When you have a wide and/or deep crack that causes a lot of epoxy to leach into the substrate, you can use one of 2 techniques.
1. After laying an initial bead of the StitchDog™ 4000 you determine that the crack will leach a lot, you can place sand or Portland cement directly into the crack line followed by another bead of the StitchDog™ 4000. Continue to add sand if excessive leaching is still happening.
2. After laying an initial bead of the StitchDog™ 4000 you determine that the crack will leach a lot, place a bead of StitchDog™ 4020 as close to the crack line as possible. Work the StitchDog™ 4020 into the crack line with a putty knife then complete the repair using the StitchDog™ 4000
Yes! The StitchDog™ system can be prepped for painting, polishing, overlays, plaster, brick, CMUs and other decorative coatings without any bonding concerns. Please note the StitchDog™ epoxy needs to off-gas for 24 hours. We recommend waiting before installing any coatings or overlay products that might be affected by the off-gassing.
The StitchDog™ system is fast and simple to install, in fact it is so simple to use that a homeowner or DIYer can successfully repair cracks in driveways, sidewalks, basements or other areas. We recommend that you review our great resources to support your success crack repair projects. Check out our download section and our installation videos.