Concrete joint repair is a common problem seen in industrial concrete floors. Many of our customers have tried repairing this problem themselves, but they are merely putting a band aid over the problem. When repairing concrete joints (either expansion joints or control joints and even structural concrete cracks ), it is important to use proper products and procedures.
Concrete Joint Repair Procedures Depend on the Damage:
#1 Prevention is the first step in stopping concrete joint repair: The most common cause of joint damage is unfilled joints. Filling concrete control and expansion joints protects them from hard-wheeled traffic causing joint spalls. Control and expansion joint filler should be installed when the construction is new and the concrete has fully cured. This is the most cost-effective concrete joint repair option – stopping it before it starts.
#2 Minor Joint Spalls: When joints begin to chip away concrete joint repair is minimal. Catching minor joint spalls before they worsen is an ideal time to repair them. This can be achieved by thoroughly cleaning and prepping the damaged areas to receive an industrial epoxy or epoxy mortar product. The product then requires a flush grind for a smooth transition for wheeled traffic.
#3 Major Joint Spalls and Damage: If minor joint damage is left untreated, it can eventually wear joints down so bad that they require a structural rebuild. Joint rebuilding is a process of cutting out the concrete around the joint and preparing it for new, stronger mortars. Those patches are then recut to allow the joint line to move as it is intended to. This is the most expensive option, so catching concrete joint repair early is imperative.
Concrete Joint Repair Uses:
- Warehouses, Distribution Centers, & Factories
- Cooler and Freezer Storage
- USDA and FDA Facitilies
- Industrial Manufacturing Plants
- In conjunction with Polished Concrete Floors
Titus Restoration uses products and procedures for concrete joint repair that are industrial strength and lasting. For more information on a concrete joint repair project, contact our team for free site evaluations and more information.