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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Dawn is often the voice you will hear on the other end of the line when you call in for your free estimate. She has been with A-1 since 2016 and knows the ins and outs of the entire organization at A-1. If you need something done. She's the one to make it happen.
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!