Why Caulk Concrete Cracks & Joints?
Water is the number one culprit when it comes to damage to your concrete and the foundation underneath. At A-1 Concrete Leveling, we know that even if we do everything right, and get your concrete looking like new again, but don’t take care of the underlying cause it could all be for nothing in just a few short months or years.
Concrete Driveway Crack Repair
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.
Water will do its best to find a way under your concrete and do its work of washing out the subsurface, or through freezing and thawing heaving the concrete and creating voids. This is why it’s critical to caulk the joints and cracks. Expansion joints are necessary to allow the concrete to shift around during changes in season, but those same joints are the perfect place for water to get under your slabs.
Allowing A-1 to caulk the joints with a flexible, long-lasting caulk is one of the best things you can do to prevent future issues with your concrete driveways, sidewalks, steps, pool decks, and more.
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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.
I would definitely recommend these guys! They are so professional and respectful, plus the quality of work is fantastic! They made our severely sunken stoop, sidewalk and driveway look like new. This is a good alternative to having all the concrete demolished and reported. More cost efficient than a demo/report, too. I would use this company again. Thanks guys!