Concrete Expansion Joint Filler Material
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Have you noticed your basement floor is beginning to crack? Or perhaps, you have been walking on your sidewalk when all of a sudden you stumble? Without you even realizing it, somehow your concrete has shifted.
Concrete is infamous for expanding and contracting with temperature changes and water exposure. As the temperature or moisture exposure increases, the concrete slabs will expand. Then, when the temperature decreases, the concrete slab will contract as a result. The slabs are independent of one another, so the movement of each can create an uneven surface between the concrete slabs. This often creates the cracking and shifting of the concrete, which inevitably leads to the scenarios above. This issue can become expensive and dangerous, but it could have been avoided with the right concrete expansion joint filler material.
What is Concrete Expansion Joint Material?
Concrete expansion joint material, sometimes called asphalt expansion joint, is a composition of natural and man-made fibers. Generally, this blend consists of mineral and vegetable fibers, as well as asphalts. Using heat and pressure, this blend is formulated to create a permanent, waterproof, self-sealing, but flexible material.
By inserting expansion joint filler material, this can help control the unavoidable expansion and contraction, by holding the concrete slabs in place.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to ensuring your concrete slabs will be unaffected by natural elements. Concrete joint type and slab spacing varies with every unique project. These variables render a variety of potential results based on the kind of building or structure, conditions related to climate, weather, and location, and stresses in the concrete, such as flooding, weight, and usage.
These variables can be unpredictable and so can the results they produce. Concrete expansion joint filler material serves a nearly identical purpose as the concrete expansion joint material. The filler is a convenient resource to maintain your concrete and avoid damage as it settles over time. This ensures that no matter what climate, weather, or stress your concrete encounters, our concrete expansion joint filler material is here to help you fill in the gaps, literally!
When and Where should I use Concrete Expansion Joint Filler Material?
This material is provided in many sizes and amounts. It should be used for concrete walkways in all commercial and residential concrete walkways, but it is also recommended for driveways, streets, highways and runways. The filler can also be used against vertical walls before concrete is poured to help protect the concrete or cement in a basement or carport.
What else do you need?
After you have determined the size of concrete expansion joint filler material you need, you will want to measure the area you are planning to fill. Once you know the filler size and amount, you will want to click over to our caulk section to purchase your binding agent.
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