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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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concrete driveway repai

yup im at another project, they never end..i got a concrete driveway, 6 four inch slabs on a slope and the gap between them has widened and some are breaking away. instead of a total repair i was wondering what could buy me a few years..the biggest prob is one near the foundation has a gap from the drain on the adjacent one and has dropped and runoff is creeping into the garage just a bit..its dropped prob 2 inches here.. can i fill the gaps or cracks, and resurface to build it up for runoff purpose. there isnt car traffic here. thanks folks, you always have advice for my many projects

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 01:47 PM
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Re: concrete driveway repai

Lowes had a caulking sealer in a tube that I used several years ago at my garage entrance and it is still is holding up, it was only a settling crack about 1/2 in wide but about 6 ft long. Don't know if it would work in your scenario or not...
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I would check out Sika brand products, and find something that seems like it would work for you....

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I have fixed many cracks, and your best option for a few years is forget the caulk and the sealant. THEY ARE CRAP!!!
You are from the burgh, I am sure you are familiar with the steel building, I have fixed many cracks on the steel plaza. You want to get a masonry wheel for either a grinder or circular saw, and cut the concrete back to where you have 8" to a foot to fill, then chip that out with a chipping hammer. you can rent them fairly cheap at HD. leave some rough edges on either side, and paint with a concrete boding agent (follow directions on bottle). cut some mesh to fit in the hole, and pour concrete into said hole. make sure you shopvac the hole before you paint

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you will not be able to resurface, that will crack and chip away in a blink of an eye. your best bet for that slab is to jack hammer out an repour it

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dududududududududududu is the sound i hear in my future. that was a jackhammer BTW. thanks for the advice folks. feel free to keep it coming

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Forget the driveway, that crappie are biting!!!!!!

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