When you have concrete slabs that are sinking or settling, this can create a hazardous condition on your property. While the uneven concrete itself is often the first thing many people notice, there is another condition that often accompanies sunken cement: damaged or broken expansion joints. There can be some debate as to whether worn expansion joints cause uneven slabs, or if sunken concrete causes broken expansion joints. Regardless of which is the case, one thing is certain: worn, damaged, or broken expansion joints may allow water under your concrete surfaces. If you’re noticing the expansion joints in your driveway or sidewalk are in disrepair, contact Tilted Concrete Solutions today! Whether you have residential or commercial property concerns, we are your local leader in expansion joint repair and concrete leveling services.
What are Expansion Joints?
Expansion joints are more than just an aesthetic part of your concrete surfaces; they are a necessary component of your sidewalks, driveways, patios, and other large concrete slabs. The main purpose of an expansion joint is to allow for some contraction and expansion of construction materials such as concrete. Without them, concrete will heave, buckle, and crack. Many times, a expansion joint filler is placed in the joints to prevent water from seeping into the joint and under the slab.
Quality Expansion Joint Repair and Filler Replacement
Often times, materials such as polyurethane or wood are placed in expansion joints as fillers. These materials are especially susceptible to damage from UV rays, and once they are damaged, they no longer provide a proper seal for the expansion joint. This can allow water to seep beneath the slab, causing erosion of the soil beneath the concrete. The result is often a sunken and uneven concrete surface. At Tilted Concrete Solutions, we use a durable silicone caulk in our expansion joint repair process that is durable, long-lasting, and resistant to mold and mildew. This provides a quality expansion joint repair you can rely on!
If you’ve got damaged expansion joints on your commercial or residential property, or if your expansion joint filler is in need of replacement, contact Tilted Concrete Solutions. A member of our professional and friendly staff will be more than happy to discuss your concerns and can get an inspection of your property scheduled. We look forward to hearing from you!