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Old    Ron T (Laker1234)      Join Date: Mar 2010       01-10-2012, 7:49 AM Reply   
My 10-year-old driveway is cracking. Any suggestions on what I can use to fill in the cracks--about 3/8 inches wide. Also, do I need to put some kind of sealant on the concrete?
Old    Jason Buffalow (buffalow)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-10-2012, 7:55 AM Reply   
I actually am doing mine in the spring. I think you need to clean it real good, let it dry and than either use the flexible concrete "caulk" or mix up the concrete patch repair.
Old    SamIngram            01-10-2012, 8:15 AM Reply   
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My 10-year-old driveway is cracking. Any suggestions on what I can use to fill in the cracks--about 3/8 inches wide. Also, do I need to put some kind of sealant on the concrete?
It depends... why is it cracking? Do you have expansive soils, put to much weight on the drive-way, have no relief cuts, live in an area where it freezes and have water pooling under the drive-way, acidic soils that are destroying the concrete, or just have a crappy install or design?
Old    Michael ImObersteg (Michael)      Join Date: Mar 2010       01-10-2012, 9:47 AM Reply   
Sam if it was bad install he would have known a lot sooner than 10 years. How bad are the cracks? hairline or large raised cracks?

Another dumb question.... Do you have a large tree near the driveway?
Old    Ron T (Laker1234)      Join Date: Mar 2010       01-11-2012, 9:50 AM Reply   
No, water doesn't pool or freeze under the concrete and the cracks aren't raised or too large. I do have relef cuts and no large tree nearby. My best guess would be expansive soil. When the draught hit last year, in combination with a contrast of record rains in the las few months, I have noticed the cracks getting larger. I was hoping I could fill them in now to keep further water and freezing damage this winter. The last filler I put in just washed out.

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