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Old 04-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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Filling driveway concrete gap

I just bought this house and am trying to set things right. There is a 1-1/2" gap between the driveway and the garage slab. (I have a similar gap at the other side of the house between the patio and foundation.)

I would like to keep water from filling this area, to reduce heaving in the winter. What would be the proper materials to use? Some kind of urethane rope stuffer, then something on top?

What would the pros use?

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Old 04-22-2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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I would be interested to the answer also. I filled our space , exactly like yours years ago and the invasive grass comes back now, no round up used " for living natural reasons "

I bought crack sealer at lowes or HD and it only lasted a year or 2 before not performing correctly anymore


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Old 04-22-2012, 12:28 PM   #3
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3/4 - 1 inch foam backer rod with Sikaflex caulk on top. Bought at your local concrete product supply store.
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