Cracked concrete is more than just an eyesore that can lower the value of your home. These cracks provide moisture a way to seep beneath the slab, which can cause the underlying soil to soften or even wash away completely. That in turn can cause the concrete slab to crack further as it sinks into the void left by the washed-away soil. This is why it’s so important to repair cracked concrete correctly.
You can buy polyurethane caulk at your local big-box DIY store, so you might be tempted to repair your cracked driveway, patio, pool deck or sidewalk yourself. But polyurethane caulks can bubble, dry out and crack when exposed to the sun and elements over time. At Thrasher, we use a silicone-based crack and joint sealer developed by our sister company, Supportworks. It’s called NexusPro, and it offers a long-lasting and durable solution that will keep moisture from seeping beneath your concrete, where it can cause further problems. When we install NexusPro, we prepare and clean the concrete cracks, insert the product and then finish it off with native sand to give the whole surface a clean, finished look. That’s something you won’t get from the big-box store.
NexusPro is great — but it’s even more effective as part of a comprehensive concrete protection system. First your concrete is lifted and leveled using PolyLevel® foam. Then your cracked concrete and control joints are filled and sealed using NexusPro joint sealant. Finally, the whole surface is protected from the elements with a coat of SealantPro™, which permanently bonds to your concrete. When you lift, level and protect your home’s concrete, you can rest assured it will keep looking and working great well into the future — plus you’ll sleep better knowing you’ve got a five-year warranty.Get a Free Inspection