Crack sealing is a preventative maintenance method that should be done at least once a year to protect concrete from further damage and moisture entry. Concrete can crack for several reasons, which include:
- Foundation Stabilizes – As the ground settles the foundation will stabilize. Any movement can cause the concrete to form tiny cracks. These can become larger over time.
- Freeze and Thaw Cycle – The freeze and thaw cycle can create tiny cracks in the concrete. The cold weather enlarges the tiny cracks allowing moisture to enter during the thaw cycle.
- Unstable Ground – Unstable ground can create stress on the concrete, which causes the concrete to crack.
Our self-leveling polyurethane is effective in repairing cracks and crack sealing. Self-leveling polyurethane is inserted into the crack, then the polyurethane will thicken as it begins to cure. This method will stop any water infiltration from occurring. This product can help repair a driveway that has been damaged, but is also and excellent method for preventative maintenance. Seam Sealing works extremely well in preventing excess moisture from entering the concrete service.
Polyurethane is also fast setting and an effective application that waterproofs and seals cracks. The polyurethane will start to harden within minutes of the application and injection, so there is very little chance that the material will flow out. The polyurethane is injected into the crack as a liquid, then seals the crack as it dries.
When is the Best Time of the Year to Have Crack Sealing Done?
The best time of the year to have crack sealing done is in the Spring. Cold and wet winters can cause damage to concrete. Even the smallest cracks can grow during the winter season. The freeze and thaw cycle can widen the cracks in the concrete. Each Spring the concrete should be inspected. If there are any cracks, then they should be sealed immediately, and especially before the next winter months arrive.
Lift and Level provides crack sealing for homeowners and businesses. We offer self-leveling polyurethane crack sealing. We can seal all cracks in walkways, driveways, basement floors, patios, and just about any concrete surfaces. Contact Lift and Level today and one of our professionals can provide a no-obligation consultation. We will look over your concrete and provide an affordable solution. All work provided by Lift and Level is backed by a full warranty and customer satisfaction guarantee.