Time: 1.5 hours
Just as wrinkles in our skin naturally form with old age, cracks in your driveway are a normal result of aging. Over time, small cracks can expand and contract because of extreme weather conditions. Before your driveway starts looking like the Grand Canyon, fill and repair cracks to prevent more splitting and the need for a costly replacement.
What's in it for you?
- Preserve your driveway.
- Prevent the need for replacement.
- Save money
(Show me how)
Remove the debris. Scrape and brush out any plants, rocks or dirt from the cracks with your paint scraper and broom (you can also use a power blower). For lingering mold and debris, power wash your driveway to remove. Dry completely.
Fill it in. Cracks larger than half-an-inch wide need to be filled with Polyfoam Caulk Saver (special foam tubing) before Caulk Crack Filler can be applied. Press your Polyfoam Caulk Saver into the length of the crack. Trim any excess with scissors. Skip for cracks smaller than half-an-inch wide.
Seal it up tight. Load your Caulk Crack Filler (normal liquid caulking) into your caulk gun and trim the nozzle to get started. Carefully pipe to cover all gaps and Polyfoam Caulk saver allowing for slight overflow. Using your scraped level out the caulk with your driveway.
Pro Tip: Remember–work quickly before the caulk dries!
- Let everything set. The Caulk Crack Filler should begin to solidify in 30 minutes. Let your newly sealed cracks harden for 24 hours before walking or driving over them.