Concrete Crack Repair Materials
Concrete crack repair is one of the most common service offerings for residential and commercial owners. Nearly every concrete slab surface cracks at some point. Whether you’re a property owner looking to preserve your valuable concrete driveway or concrete walkways looking to make your asphalt patios or concrete sidewalks look pristine, SCT – Epoxy can help to solve many of the most common problems associated with concrete. Concrete cracking, chipping, buckling, cupping and general discoloration of concrete surfaces can create unsightly, costly maintenance challenges for owners and operators of commercial and residential properties. Concrete Coating for these types of repairs provides the ability to protect your investment and to extend the life of your concrete.
Concrete crack repair is often necessary because cracks can be caused by moisture moving into the cracks of the slab material, especially in areas with heavy traffic. SCT – Epoxy is a durable adhesive that fills and seals cracks in concrete, and works equally well on non-concrete surfaces. When applied correctly, SCT – Epoxy can prevent moisture from entering the cracks in your slab, which prevents additional cracking and premature wear. If your cracked concrete is more severe, it may also be necessary to remove and replace all or some of your deteriorated flooring and replace them with new, high-performance flooring products.
Concrete is comprised of aggregate materials which allow the concrete to expand and contract based upon the temperature, climate and other environmental factors. Certain combinations of these aggregate materials cause stresses that can crack the concrete. Asphalt and concrete block are two of the most common materials used for block walls and driveways, while concrete and cement are most commonly used for patios, parking lots, sidewalks, pool decks and sidewalks. The problem arises when these aggregate materials such as asphalt and concrete are exposed to high temperatures, particularly if there are small cracks in the concrete. Heat gradually expands the material and it eventually cracks. Whether you’re repairing cracks in your driveway or in your basement, epoxy concrete crack repair can help seal the concrete and prevent further cracking.
Epoxy has the ability to fill cracks by providing a smooth, flat surface that is highly resistant to heat. A crack might seem like a small hole, but when heat seeps through the top surface, the expansion is larger and causes the concrete to crack. This is what causes the unevenness of the area. By filling the area with an epoxy compound, you can eliminate the unevenness and block the cracks. The compound also helps to prevent further cracking by providing a smooth surface that is highly resistant to heat.
Concrete crack repairs can also be decorative. By applying a decorative coating to the surface, you can greatly improve the look of the area. These coatings can range from flat and clear to tinted and patterned. These coatings provide a smooth, durable surface that can be painted with any type of paint. Since they are transparent, they can also be used to add visual interest to dark areas of your building.
The appearance of the concrete can affect its practicality and utility. Concrete is a porous material that allows heat to seep through the surface, which causes the crack to form. In order to prevent heat and moisture from expanding the crack, epoxy has the ability to fill cracks without creating a larger hole. Other decorative concrete crack repair materials include paints and decorative coatings, which can both prevent heat and moisture from expanding cracks and provide a smooth surface that is highly resistant to damage.