A "TRUE" concrete color filler

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Old 03-06-14, 02:23 PM
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A "TRUE" concrete color filler

Hi all, We are getting a few cracks in our concrete driveway and I'm wondering if there are any crack fillers that are a lot closer color to that of the typical 20 year old concrete driveways and sidewalks. Of course I have found your typical fillers, but they seem to be that bluish-grey color after it dries and it doesn't match our concrete color at all. Not sure what to call the color of our concrete....maybe a light beige sandy color, but its your typical color for aged concrete. Does any company make a better matching crack filler ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
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Old 03-06-14, 02:35 PM
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Not going to happen, any filler is just going to make the crack stick out even more and crack again as it flexes again.
 
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Old 03-07-14, 03:38 AM
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Find a caulk color that matches as closely as possible. Immediately after caulking, sprinkle sand onto the caulk and lightly press it in. When the caulk is cured, sweep or blow away the excess sand. That's about as close as you are likely to get, and the caulk will flex with the movement of the cracks during temperature fluctuations.
 
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you need to look somewhere else other'n the apron/vest stores - any building or masonary restoration pro supply house should have it,,, i believe sika/sonneborn's got 8 colors avail,,, IF you have the ability, you can mix to get different shades,,, 1 can also mix in dry pigments IF the color match is critical to some standard
 
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Old 03-07-14, 10:01 AM
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All concrete cracks unless adequate control joints and/or expansion joints are installed when initially constructed. Most people learn to live with the cracks, or decide on major restoration if the cracking and eventual settling become serious issues.
 
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Old 03-09-14, 02:49 PM
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I can live with the cracks, but in this part of the country if you don't seal up the cracks then after a few freeze/thaw cycles you have cracks turning into crumbling crevices that start resembling small sand boxes....LOL. Might give the caulk & sand idea a try if I can't get some more solid leads. Sometimes those fixes that don't sound quite wright work pretty good.
 
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