GulfAtlantic Joint Repair
For industrial plants and large commercial buildings, joint repair in concrete floors is an ongoing maintenance issue. Expansion joints are built into structures to give movement in the concrete. The concrete contracts and expands, especially when the building is not climate-controlled. This movement, often combined with the weight and traffic of heavy equipment such as forklifts, causes the issue of joint problems.
Control joints are placed in the concrete slab to reduce cracking of the concrete. When the concrete does crack, if the control joint has been cut properly at construction, the concrete crack will run to the nearest control joint.
Joints should be filled with polyurea. Polyurea is a flexible but strong and will protect the joints from eroding. Ultimately, proper joint maintenance will reduce the cost of joint repair and replacement.