Have you noticed cracks forming on your concrete driveway, wall, garage floor, or elsewhere? If so, you need to use a trusted construction sealant like CT1 to repair the cracks before they get worse. Leaving the cracks to their own devices can cause them to widen and the damaged area will eventually need to replaced with new, expensive materials. Thankfully, CT1 is the perfect tool for this type of job, which saves you from having to place new concrete down. If you want to find out how to repair cracks in concrete with CT1 TRIBRID® Technology, keep reading!
Why you shouldn’t wait to repair concrete cracks
Many people assume that concrete cracks can be easily repaired using concrete or cement-based mortar. However, this is not an effective way to repair cracks in concrete. It’s very difficult for the concrete or mortar mix to reach into the cracks. It might smooth over the top of the crack, but there will still be damage lying beneath the surface. Not to mention when the new concrete dries, it shrinks. This means that it pulls away from the edges of the original crack, which can lead to another crack forming.
The biggest issue with using an inadequate solution to repair cracks in concrete is the porous nature of concrete. When water seeps into the concrete and freezes, it expands. This widens the cracks further and those cracks can then be filled with more water and the cycle continues until you’re faced with a giant problem that could’ve been easily avoided.
How to repair concrete cracks with CT1
CT1 uses TRIBRID® Technology to create durable bonds that are 360% stronger than traditional hybrid polymers. With its unique adhesion abilities, CT1 will not only repair cracks in concrete but it will also successfully bond concrete with other materials including glass, wood, brick, metal, and many more.
To use CT1 to repair cracks in concrete, simply cut the nozzle to the desired size and prepare the area. It helps if the area is clean and free from dirt, grease, and other debris. Then, apply the CT1 sealant to repair the cracks. CT1 has excellent resistance to vibration, which is why it is so effective at repairing concrete cracks on roads, paths, and similar areas. It is also UV resistant and contains no solvents or isocyanates.
Unlike cement-based mortar, CT1 does not shrink. This means you won’t have to worry about water seeping into the cracks and causing further damage over time. CT1 works well in wet and dry conditions and it even works underwater. It is completely odourless and has excellent resistance to chemicals. Once you have used CT1 to fill the cracks, you will need to use a tool to help smooth the surface of the sealant. Something like a finishing trowel will work great for this purpose. You’ll be left with a smooth finish and the cracks in the concrete will be fully repaired. We advise having a cartridge of CT1 handy in your toolbox so that whenever you come across cracks in concrete, you’ll have the best tool for the job within reach.
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