The most widely used method to control random cracking in concrete slabs is to place expansion joints in the concrete surface to create weakened planes where the concrete can crack in a straight line. This produces an aesthetically pleasing surface since the crack takes place below the finished concrete. The concrete has still cracked, which is normal, but the absence of any cracks on the surface gives the appearance of an unblemished slab.
Once cracks start to appear on the surface, the area must be cleaned properly before the repair can begin. We’ll remove all loose debris, including dirt, before we power wash the crack using a jet-type spray attachment. If the crack is stained with oil or grease, then we’ll clean the area with detergent before rinsing it thoroughly.
Lastly, we’ll allow the cracked area time to dry completely before proceeding with the repair. Mastic Services Mastics are materials used for gap filling, sealing, glazing, and waterproofing concrete. Commonly referred to as the waterproof expansion barrier between your pool and your deck, it’s main purpose is to allow movement between your pool and your deck without damaging the deck or your coping stones. Mastic is a special type of caulk that’s resistant to chemicals, water, and UV rays and designed for pool and spa area applications. Since mastic is installed between the deck and the coping of your pool or spa, it will help prevent weeds from growing in that space. Even more important than that, mastic prevents water from entering the space behind your pool shell, which can lead to sagging of the deck, or damage to the shell itself. Mastic installation usually takes between two (2) and three (3) hours depending on the size of the area being serviced combined with a cure time of twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48) hours, depending on the temperature. Available in dozens of colors and designs, the concrete experts at Danny’s Spray Deck will be able to match your mastic to almost any color that you want. Contact us today to schedule your appointment for your free, no hassle quote.