Selecting Proper Concrete Expansion Joint Types
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Do you need to know which concrete expansion joint types are right for your Maryland, Virginia, or DC commercial or industrial structure?
If your concrete structure or parking lot is damaged or cracking, you need to take care of the problem immediately, before it leads to a very costly major replacement or rebuilding.
Concrete Restoration is available to help you with professional expert concrete services.
Keep reading to learn the difference between popular concrete expansion joint types, and discover which is best for your construction projects.
If you need immediate help with a concrete expansion joint repair, or if you have any questions, call us at 301-261-4933.
What Are Concrete Expansion Joints?
Expansion joints are implemented in the design of concrete slabs.
Once installed these joints allow for a specific expansion and contraction (based on spacing) of concrete slabs to occur without cracking. This often occurs during temperature changes.
Depending on your structure and its current condition, different joint types should be considered to repair damaged and cracked concrete. Since joint filler can rot and has to be replaced overtime, it’s also important to consider what expansion joint material should be used to replace the old filler.
Concrete Expansion Joint Types
The following are some of the most common types of concrete expansion joints:
- Fiberboard – This is a popular material used for sealing unsightly cracks in concrete and other surfaces due to its resiliency, versatility and easily compressed nature.
- Polyurethane foam – This material is sprayed into cracks, where it reacts withwater, allowing its volume to expand up to 30 times its liquid form. It has proved a popular solution for foundation cracks due to its high resistance to solvents and because of the light-weight, yet strong bond it forms with concrete.
- Cork – This is an easy to handle, water resistant material popular in projects where regular interaction with water is anticipated. It is often chosen due to its light weight and its ability to isolate the concrete slab it becomes attached to from other structures.
- Asphalt – One of the most widely used solutions for filling concrete joints, asphalt is popular due to its durability and long lasting nature. It also protects against well against water infiltration.
When Should I Look Into Concrete Restoration?
If you see cracks forming in concrete on your property then you should consult a professional immediately. We are here to help you with all of your concrete expansion joint installation and repair needs.
With concrete repair, there are a number of reasons why deterioration occurs.
A small problem can quickly escalate into a large one if it isn’t addressed in a timely manner.
Acting quickly can mean the difference between a small repair and large costly, time consuming one.
Who Should I Trust For My Concrete Repair Needs?
If you have a concrete deterioration problem in the MD or VA areas, then Concrete Restoration is ready to help you today!
We have decades of experience in the industry, specializing in repair, restoration,resurfacing, and waterproofing and many other contracting services
Our experienced contractors are ready to assist you, no matter what your needs may be.
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Contact Concrete Restoration Today!
If you’d like to schedule an appointment to repair or install concrete expansion joints in your commercial or industrial structure, call 301-261-4933 today or click here to contact us online.
Our representatives are standing by and ready to help you with all of your structural needs. Contact us today and we’ll help solve your problems before they get out of hand.
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