Crack Away from Telebrands claims to be the fastest and easiest way to repair cracks in your concrete. They tout Crack Away’s dispenser easily distributes Crack Away into cracks and can be done without any expensive tools, seals within 2 hours and will last for years.
What’s in Crack Away to help me with my crack problem?
Well, first of all, let’s clarify that we’re talking about breaks in your concrete that surround your property, not any other kind of “crack problem” you may have. Crack Away states it contains an industrial strength compound that goes in liquid and hardens to a flexible bond (in other words, it’s a polyurethane caulk) they add it’s a self-leveling sealant that will expand to fill the hole, even if there are large gaps.
Crack Away is said to work on walkways, patios, walls, planters, pool decks, statues, and anything else in your yard that’s made of concrete. They also say you can use it indoors on floors and household repairs and claim it will last for many years.
How much does Crack Away charge to fix my concrete cracks?
Crack Away sells in the Telebrands commercial and website for $14.99 plus $7.99 shipping and handling for a 1-quart dispenser bottle, for a total of $22.98.
However, the default order is “buy one get one”, which means they’ll ship you a second Crack Away but charge an additional $7.99 in fees. If you want just one, you need to change the radio box. Either way you order you can add a bottle of the darker Crack Away which, they say is for asphalt for another $14.99.
Does Crack Away give a refund if it doesn’t work?
No. Crack Away is only available for a refund if you return it unopened and include a “detailed” explanation as to why you are returning it or they could refuse you.
PS – they’ll keep the shipping and handling fees and you ‘ll have to pay to send it back to them.
How to contact Telebrands customer service: 855-668-1655.
Bottom Line: Is Crack Away an easy way to fix cracks in my concrete?
Perhaps. But there are a couple of things we’d like to mention. First, in spite of how they make it sound, Crack Away is hardly a new concept in concrete crack repair.
For example, DAP makes a self-leveling concrete crack repair also retailing for $14.99 but a tube of Red Devil (which requires an inexpensive caulking gun) sells for just $3.47.
The most common complaints for these types of products is that they don’t match the original concrete color and/or they are too thick to work with.
But we’ll “fill” you in on a special secret Telebrands doesn’t want you to know. In spite of the fact that they say “this product is not available in stores” it will be very soon! Telebrands may advertise on late night TV with operators standing by, but the truth is they make 90% of their sales in person. Buying Crack Away this way will save you from shipping fees and a long wait time for it to arrive at your doorstep.
Before you start patching, you may also want to check out: Caulking Concrete Cracks from The Family Handyman.
And remember, if the cracks keep re-appearing, you could have a more serious foundation problem, where you may want to talk with a professional contractor.
Let us know your experience with Crack Away below!