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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John can usually be found up in the Ft. Collins area. He's just as likely to show up to your door for your free estimate, as he is to be at the end of a hose, leveling your driveway. When it comes to concrete leveling, you could say it's in his blood.
Unfortunately, my front porch/patio entry area had fallen as a result of water erosion over time. A-1 Concrete Leveling was able to raise it to the original level. I had contacted a "foam type" leveling company and they felt that they didn't want to attempt to correct the problem. It was beyond their comfort level. Mike and Kwan arrived on time and were prepared to solve my problem. They systematically drilled the proper holes and applied the material needed to lift the concrete slab. They carefully protected the street where the truck and equipment were placed and left the entire work area in pristine condition. I find myself wishing that I had more work for them as the process was both pleasant and interesting. The office staff, Shelley, couldn't have been more helpful and informative. She kept me advised of the start date and time of arrival. Mark, the Sales Tecnician provided a very timely estimate and explained the process accurately. I will highly recommend them anytime I have the chance.