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Old 08-16-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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I had a new driveway put in about 2 years ago, a heavy truck backed onto it and cracked it, I filled in the crack with Quikrete concrete crack seal. I want to try to stop this from growing, is this enough or is there something else I can do? It is extremely hot here now and will get below freezing in the winter.
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If the crack goes between control joints, it should stop there. That one panel will be cracked, but none of the adjacent ones will.

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Thanks for your help. The crack is just in one panel. Will the Quikrete concrete crack seal, stop the crack from getting wider in the panel?
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Thanks for your help. The crack is just in one panel. Will the Quikrete concrete crack seal, stop the crack from getting wider in the panel?

Not unless you had wire mesh put in when it was poured.
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Yeah, this comes back to concrete's poor tensile strength. A mix that is rating at 5000psi of compressive strength might only achieve 450psi of tensile strength. Hence the wire mesh and rebar that you have to put in a slab. If it gets bigger, you'll have to replace it, but at least it'll just be that one panel.

And don't let any more trucks drive on it.
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And don't let any more trucks drive on it.
I have learned my lesson.

I think they put wire mesh, but no rebar.

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