Why Sealed Joints Will Keep Your Concrete in Good ShapeMarch 10, 2021 Tracy Hungate
Sealing the joints in your concrete will help keep it looking brand new for years to come.
First off, what do we mean when we say “joints in your concrete?” When new concrete gets poured, oftentimes the contractor will make cuts in the top of the concrete. These cuts in the concrete slab, sometimes called control joints, keep the concrete from cracking across the surface as the concrete cures.
But sometimes, water can get under these joints and into the soil under your concrete. Unfortunately, water can cause a ton of issues for that concrete slab.
Soil can be washed away by the water, causing a void under your concrete. This can lead to a sinking or tilting slab. It can also cause cracks across the slab, outside of the joints.
While you could seal them with urethane caulk found at your local big-box DIY store, that is a solution that is prone to cracking, bubbling and drying out over time. Which means you’ll likely be sealing them again… and sooner than you thought.
The NexusPro Solution
NexusPro is a silicone-based sealant specially formulated to provide long-lasting flexibility and to stand up to harsh weather conditions. Unlike traditional polyurethane sealants, NexusPro resists UV rays, which means it won’t crack, bubble, or dry out. That means a single application can seal the joints in your concrete driveway, patio, pool deck or sidewalk for years to come, protecting it from damage caused by soil compaction and washout.
Sealing isn’t just for the joints, though. A trained concrete repair contractor can also apply sealant to a crack in a concrete slab caused by natural settlement. This prevents water from seeping through the crack and can also improve the appearance of the concrete.concrete joints , concrete leveling , concrete repair , corpus christi , crack repair , cracked driveway , home improvement , home repairs , polylevel , san antonio concrete repair , sealed joints , uneven sidewalk