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How to Seal Expansion Joints in a Concrete Driveway

By: Danny Lipford

Cracks in the expansion joints in a concrete driveway can cause problems if they’re not sealed properly. Cracks can allow water to seep under the concrete, creating a void that can cause the concrete to sink.

To solve this problem, use a masonry blade on a circular saw to clean out the crack, then fill it with a bead of silicone caulk that’s made especially for concrete. The caulk will seal the expansion joint and keep water out.

Watch this video to find out more.

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  • Nargis hashmi Says:
    August 18th, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Sir, I have about one inch wide crack almost around my brick house. How can I fill it? It is too wide for caulking? I’m desperate and recently I saw mold in the basement. I feel water is seeping in the basement. Please help me.

  • Jon Says:
    August 17th, 2016 at 10:00 am

    To start, I am a commercial caulking contractor that has been in the industry for 38 years and self employed in this field for 33 years.
    Dap, “the product shown” is not a 100% silicone product. They only manufacture latex, “water base” products.
    Dow Corning makes a 100% silicone “traffic grade” for this. Dow Corning 888, comes in Gray only.

  • Eric B. Says:
    April 1st, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    In all my research on this topic (filling control/expansion joints in concrete slabs), it seems that industry leaders (Sika, Titebond, Tremco) all recommend Polyurethane sealants, as well as the use of a foam backing rod to prevent three-side adhesion, as well as to ensure proper bead shape (hourglass). You might consider revising this video to include those details so that people aren’t getting “bad” (not really bad, just not up-to-date with industry standards) information.

  • Eddie Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    i would say in the video he needs ,first to clean out the joint from concrete dust a long the side and depending on depth apply a backer rod ,and would go back with a urethane caulk , in my opinion it sticks better to concrete than silicon.

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