Repair Hairline Cracks in a Concrete Driveway
LESLIE: Alright. Next up, we’re going to talk about cracks in driveways with Todd in North Dakota. What can we do for you today?
TODD: Yes. I was wondering if there’s something that I could put on my concrete driveway, because I have hairline cracks all over in the driveway. And it’s not that old.
TOM: Yes. There is a product that’s available from QUIKRETE. It’s simply called Concrete Repair and it’s a sanded, acrylic latex formula. So it’s called “sanded” because it has this sort of texture to it, like …
LESLIE: Mm-hmm. So it looks concrete-y.
TOM: Yeah, concrete-y, yeah. Hey, there’s another word you made up, Leslie: concrete-y.
LESLIE: I know. It’s my Money Pit-isms.
TOM: Exactly. So it’s very easy to apply because it comes in a caulking tube. There’s either a …
LESLIE: It also comes in a squeezy tube. So whichever way you feel more comfortable.
TOM: Yeah, squeezy tube, too. Yep. And you could go through and seal all those cracks.
And that’s a good thing to do because if you leave them exposed, water tends to soak into them and then it can freeze and expand those cracks even further. So, I would look for the Concrete Repair product that comes in the caulk tube. It’s available from QUIKRETE. Very easy to do.
TODD: And if there’s – they’re pretty small hairline cracks. Would they – would you get that stuff – that into the cracks or …?
TOM: Yeah, it’s a caulk tube and so what you want to do is you cut a very small opening at the end of the tube and then you can press it right up against the crack and squeeze it in.
TODD: How about if I – could you take – you see advertised sometimes these – you can paint your floors and stuff. Would that seal them up, too, or …?
TOM: It’s not designed for that. Why don’t you use the product that’s specifically designed to fill cracks with?
LESLIE: And also, do you want to paint your driveway?
TODD: No, no, I don’t.
TOM and LESLIE: Yeah.
TODD: OK. Well, thank you.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.