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The Importance of Protecting Your Driveway's Cracks and Joints

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Sure, the topic of sealing cracks and joints in your driveway might not be the most thrilling, but if you’re still reading, you likely understand its importance. Let’s delve into why and how you should seal these areas.

Firstly, let's clarify some terms: control joints and expansion joints. Control joints are intentionally created in concrete to guide its inevitable cracking in a structured manner, ensuring a neater appearance. On the other hand, expansion joints accommodate the natural expansion of concrete slabs during temperature changes. Unfortunately, they are often inadequately filled by contractors, leading to issues.

Now, why seal these joints? Moisture infiltration beneath concrete slabs can soften the soil, leading to sinking and uneven surfaces. Water seepage through control joints can exacerbate this, causing uncontrolled cracking and potential tripping hazards. Additionally, there's the threat of "street creep," where expanding street slabs can push against your driveway and even affect your home's foundation.

The solution? Sealing control joints with flexible materials like NexusPro® prevents water seepage and preserves the integrity of your driveway. It’s worth noting that silicone-based sealants are preferable over cheaper options, as they resist drying and cracking due to UV exposure.

To combat street creep, filling expansion joints with CompressionGuard® offers superior elasticity, accommodating street expansion without compromising your driveway's stability.

If you’re worried about these issues, don’t hesitate to schedule a FREE consultation with TerraFirma. Our solutions will keep your driveway intact and your foundation secure for years to come.

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761 NE Garden Valley Blvd.
Roseburg, OR 97470

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13110 SW Wall St
Portland, OR 97223

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10111 S Tacoma Way D5
Tacoma, WA 98499

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2001 NE 117th ST
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