In order to fill the gap between the garage and driveway, you have to follow a process. It is not a complicated process to do. When a home is built, the garage floor is constructed first. It is part of the home’s foundation. In contrast, the driveway is constructed later on. There is a gap that is between the garage and driveway. The gap can be caused when the joint where the garage and driveway meet starts to deteriorate over time. If the gap is not taken care of, water will get through the gap. As a result of the water getting through, cracks can form on the driveway during the winter seasons as temperatures drop. Another consequence of a gap between the garage and driveway is that water can damage the home’s foundation. This article will discuss how to fill the gap between the garage and driveway.
The first step in filling the gap is to open the crack that is in between the garage and driveway. It has to be 14 inches wide and an inch. It has to be deep. This is for sealing the concrete and asphalt seams. There are two tools that can be used to do this. You can use a Fein Multimaster. The Fein Multimaster is a tool that can be used for construction work. A removal blade can be attached to it. A grinder can also be used as well. If there are dirt and plants that have grown into the gap, you can spray it down with water. You can use a pressure washer.
After the plants and dirt were washed off by the pressure washer, you want to scrub the edge of the gap with a metal brush. The brush will eliminate stuck grime. You can also use a vacuum to clean around the gap so the filler remains clean. In terms of fillers, you can use the ones that come with driveway caulking tubes. These are found in asphalt fillers. Another type is the ones that come in plastic jugs. The ones with the plastic jugs are pourable.
The next step is to measure the width of the gap. You can use a closed-cell foam backer rod to do this. A foam backer rod is a rope that compresses to fill the gap and gives the sealant an object to cling to. You press the rod into the gap. You start at the corner. As you start at the corner, the rod should be contacting the concrete on both sides of the gap. If the areas on the gap are too narrow, use a knife to press the rod tightly.
After the rod fills the gap, cut the tip off of a polyurethane self-leveling sealant. The sealant has to be angled at 45 degrees. You have to use a utility knife in order to do it. After the tip is cut off, place the tube into a caulk gun to start the sealant flow.