Driveway Cracks? Seal Them Up!

How serious are those cracks in your driveway?  Proper sealing will prevent water penetration which is especially important because our area experiences seasonal freezing and thawing. Nothing can destroy a driveway faster.

Driveways should be inspected annually and cracks less than ½ inch should be sealed with a polyurethane caulk, designed to bond with concrete, only after the concrete has been thoroughly cleaned. Also, consider adding a backer rod before caulking for the larger cracks. This will drastically reduce the total amount of caulk needed.

Don’t forget to check your driveway expansion or control joints. They are intended to allow expansion and contraction, but if and when they crack, they also need to be filled.

Here’s a video that shows you how to do it:

[youtube width=”480″ height=”270″]http://youtu.be/yH-PqosqFjk[/youtube]

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