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Old 07-04-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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How to fill 1" joint in concrete driveway?


What do I use to fill an extra large 1" joint between sections of concrete in my driveway.

It has a plastic backer rod inserted in the gap but other than that it's just dirt. It seems like any kind of concrete filler would easily crack.

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Backer rod and polyurethane caulking.

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Backer rod and polyurethane caulking.
40 year old house -- do you think there was caulk in the joint originally and it's just worn out over time?
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My guess would be there was some sort of divider strip like wood or tarred expansion joint material.
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if i knew where in no ga, i could stop by & seal it on the way to ride the dragon

that ' plastic backer rod ' may be what's commonly call'd a ' zip strip ' but, from what i've seen, no one zips off the top & seals the joint,,, izzit like the stuff you'd see on pool decks ?

nevertheless, closed cell backer rod & 100% silicone no more than 3/8" thick,,, that's what we used on 78, 185, & 20 ' tool ' the stuff so it adheres well to clean joint sidewalls
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