patching sidewalk

Old 06-10-05, 09:30 AM
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Question patching sidewalk

hello experts,
i have a cement sidewalk that has cracked in multiple areas right where it meets my field stone foundation. How can i patch this up?. I've heard that hydraulic cement is a good patching option. But i was also told that the cracks are because the house and ground move (expansion/shinkage due to snow, sun..etc) and even hydraulic cement will crack eventually and that i should use some flexible material like special caulking for cement. Any ideas which route i should go?

Old 06-10-05, 10:54 AM
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Where a concrete sidewalk meets a house is a good place for an expansion joint because of the movement. I would consider filling the crack with an elastomeric caulk for this purpose. This will fill the void and provide flexibility.

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