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One of the best ways to prevent your concrete driveway, patio, sidewalks, etc. from sinking or cracking is with our caulking service at Mr. Level! Caulking is a great way to stop water from leaking underneath your concrete, which can create a few issues for your property. Caulking is very important for the longevity of your concrete. If you caulk your seams, there is a very good chance that youre not going to have any issues with settling in the future. Caulking Can Prevent Cracks and Further Damage In the picture above, you can see a crack that formed in this concrete sidewalk. You can also see that we have filled the crack and the two seams with caulk. The reason this crack formed was because there were already cracks in the seams, but the homeowner could not see them because they were hidden in the seams. If these cracks were to go uncaulked, water would still be flowing into them, getting underneath the concrete which would eventually cause the sidewalk to crack more and even
Cracked concrete is not only unattractive but can also become dangerous the longer you leave the cracks alone. Cracks can grow over time and have the potential to cause serious harm to cars and pedestrians on your property. Not to mention, they are a great place for grass and weeds to grow. You dont want to delay concrete crack repair. Do you have a cracked driveway? Understand what causes cracks and how concrete caulk can repair and improve the look, value and safety of your property. How concrete cracks There are five main reasons that can cause your driveway to crack, including: Plastic shrinkage. Concrete is made up of cement and water. As the concrete hardens and the water evaporates, the concrete shrinks. Too much water will lead to too much shrinkage, causing the concrete to crack. Thats why concrete cracks are frequently seen within the first 30 days. Fast drying. Ever wonder why concrete cracks when drying? Concrete that dries too quickly can cause crazing and crusting.