GulfAtlantic Erosion Repair
Joint repair is a constant maintenance issue in industrial plants and large commercial buildings with concrete surfaces, especially where you have heavy loads being transported by forklifts.
Expansion joints are placed into the building to give movement in the concrete. This is especially true when a building is not climate controlled. The concrete swells in the summer and contracts in the winter. This movement causes the issue of joint problems.
Control joints are placed in the concrete slab to reduce the concrete cracking and when the concrete does crack, the control joint if cut properly at construction will cause the concrete to crack to run to the nearest control joint where the concrete was previously cut at placement.
Joints should be filled with polyurea. Polyurea is a flexible but strong and will protect the joints from eroding and will reduce maintenance cost of joint repair and replacement.