What is the best Epoxy for attaching two concrete items?

by Vernon
(Eastern Kansas)

Q. We have a little concrete angel that stands about six inches high with a base approximately four inches oval shaped, that my wife painted and wants to permanently place on her little sister's grave.

I poured a concrete pedistle for the angel to set on beside her tombstone. While the concrete was still wet, I placed the little angel on it to form an exact fitted base where the angel will sit. I want to use the best type of Epoxy, or whatever is the best method to fuse these two concrete items permanently together. I hope to seal out the moisture as well in keeping these two items intact. This little grave marker will be exposed to all kinds of
elements...Summer and Winter.

Can you help us in selecting the best procedure in attaching these two concrete items permanently together?

Is an Epoxy the best product for this job, and if so, what is the best type or brand to use?

A. An epoxy will work for this application. I have used the epoxy at Lowes to bond two pieces of concrete together with success. There are 2 or 3 different brands, any of them will work fine. This epoxy comes in a tube, is 2 parts 2 different colors, and you mix them together to make a paste.

Make sure both surface areas are dry and clean, apply the paste to both areas and set them together. After the epoxy has dried, apply a concrete sealer to the concrete ( you can get this at Lowes for a small project like this) or you can go to a concrete supply store. The sealer will help protect the concrete from the elements.

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