Concrete Caulking of Cracks and Joints
Cleaning and sealing your concrete are important for the surface beauty and longevity of your driveway and sidewalks, but caulking the cracks and joints in your concrete is just as important for another reason. The prime destructive power over concrete is water. Allowing that water to get under your concrete slabs will greatly reduce the life of your slabs, and more importantly, cause your slabs to shift around creating trip hazards and other dangerous scenarios.
Caulking your concrete cracks and joints is the best way to keep water from getting under your slabs. Most A-1 Concrete Leveling locations offer concrete joint and crack caulking. They use a high-quality, self-leveling caulk that won't shrink and is flexible enough that it will remain in place even if the concrete does happen to shift around.
Caulking Concrete Cracks and Expansion Joints
Stopping water from flowing under your concrete is probably the most important thing you can do to keep your driveway from sinking and becoming out of level. Caulking the joints and cracks is the best way to stop this from happening.
Even expansion joints in your concrete driveway should be caulked. They can be the biggest culprit of water under your slabs.
Notice how the caulking is slightly lower than the concrete slab around it. This protects the caulk from wear and tear of people walking and driving over it.
Concrete Crack Caulking
Stopping weeds and grass from growing between cracks and expansion joints is an important goal of caulking. Not only are weeds and grass ugly, they can cause damage to the concrete as their roots dig into the pores of the concrete and cause it to deteriorate.
High-powered pressure washing is a great way to remove weeds and grass from cracks before caulking.
Once the crack is clean and dry, a high-quality caulk is used to seal the crack against future plant growth.
Why Use A-1 to Caulk your Concrete Cracks & Joints
- Hiring A-1 will mean the caulking will be done right the first time
- We use only the best caulk assuring the caulk will last for years to come
- Caulk will be the finishing touches to a complete concrete repair solution (don't level your concrete, and then leave a last, key step undone)
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Supported by our National A-1 Franchise Network
- A-1 is a fully insured contractor
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Glen is the owner of A-1 Concrete Leveling Chicago West. He is often out about town doing estimates, or just as frequently on a job helping the leveling of foundation crews complete their work to the quality that customers expect.
2 large driveway slabs, and our whole front walkway had sunk several inches because of a downspout that had been washing everything out for years. A-1 was very detailed in the quote they gave me, indicating all the points where they would be drilling and lifting. The results were better than I expected, and they cleaned up the area nicely when they were done. Couldn't have asked for better service!