It's a good idea to fill any cracks in your cement driveway before they become bigger issues and now is a great time to do it. Winter can expand and contract cracks and make them worse so a few minutes outside could help out a lot.
Believe it or not, just a few dollars in supplies and you could extend the life of your driveway not only a year or two, but the repairs although they may not hold forever, the lifespan could be extended by many, many years if you keep on top of it from time to time.
Here's the most basic instructions you could ever find:
• Clean the driveway - use a leaf blower, broom, and whatever you need to to clear grass and debris from cracks.
• Use a wire brush or hard broom to remove pieces that are very loose. The idea is to have a clean, solid surface for filler to adhere to.
• Fill small cracks with a textured caulk, a liquid concrete, or a concrete sealer.
• With deep cracks you have a few options. The first of which is to decide if you could fill the crack with sand partially so that the crack has a solid base again instead of voids. Visit your home improvement store or look for the best products online. There are consumer product choices such as vinyl concrete patch, concrete grout, and driveway caulk to choose from. Follow the directions on the product and fill cracks as recommended.
That's the quickest summary to get you started, but here's the key:
The pressures OFF!
That's because any repair you do to the cracks will be better than letting another year come and go without doing anything!
P.S. If you need better instructions or a second opinion there are many articles online and you can always call a cement installation company for their opinion.
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