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How To Fix Concrete Driveway Cracks


ď‚— Concrete driveways are very hard to construct without

having some cracks appear, this is quite normal especially if the foundation under them settles. Roots from nearby bushes or trees can grow under driveways lifting areas, causing them to crack and heavy vehicles also place concentrated weight on small areas creating more cracks. Driveway resurfacing companies on the Gold Coast can restore your old driveway, adding value to your property.


ď‚— Once cracks appear they should be repaired as soon as

possible by filling the cracks to prevent the problem getting worse. Soon dirt and dust will enter the crack and vegetation will start growing, causing damage to the concrete surrounding the crack. If not fixed the problem will quickly get worse, but it can be contained using concrete sealing methods.


Concrete Crack Fillers  It is far better to use a quality product and spend the time

necessary to prepare the crack for filling rather than using cheaper filler’s such as caulking compounds as they’re unlikely to last.  Quality crack repair products that are made with a special cement mix and concrete glues are available in different sizes to suit the job from small packs to 30kg bags for large jobs.


Prepare the Crack for Best Results  The crack must be cleaned and all loose material removed,

often the best way to do this is with a pressure washer. Wash out the crack and until its clean then, inspect it. Most cracks should be filled to about ¼” below the surface with clean, damp sand to provide a good base for the filler to sit on. Push it down until firm, if you leave air spaces, then the filler will not be supported and is liable to crack.


Repairing the Cracks  Temporary fix using a caulking mix

If you are using caulking filler it is usually applied with a gun. Once the area is clean squeeze the filler into the crack just a little proud or slightly about the concrete surface, then using a wet trowel, smooth it off so it’s level with the surfaces  Permanent Repairs with a Cement Bases Product

Cement based crack repair products need to be mixed with water and most of them dry or go off in 15 to 20 minutes, so it’s best to only mix small quantities at a time, about half a litre until you’re used to working the mixture. It’s also necessary to wash the tools and containers between batches so you don’t get lumps of dry cement in the mixture.


 Work on about a foot of the crack at a time, pressing the mix

into it, then smoothing it off with a wet trowel.  Concrete driveway cracks are very common and can be fixed

by most home handymen. For the best results call in the expert driveway resurfacing companies on the Gold Coast. They can do the whole job or resurface your drive after you’re fixed the cracks to add street appeal and value to your property.


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How To Fix Concrete Driveway Cracks  

Concrete driveway cracks are very common and can be fixed by most home handymen. For the best results call in the expert driveway resurfacin...

How To Fix Concrete Driveway Cracks  

Concrete driveway cracks are very common and can be fixed by most home handymen. For the best results call in the expert driveway resurfacin...

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