Self leveling concrete joint fillers are a common material used to repair cracks in cement surfaces like driveways, basements, and patios.
Self leveling compounds can be purchased in large quantities, or in tubes for smaller jobs. This substance is usually a white mixture applied to cracks, or openings, and is simply applied and left alone to level out and create a smooth area on whatever you are working on at that present time.
Concrete is currently the most common driveway material—it's durable, cheap, and easy to install. However, it's also prone to cracking over time, and because it's long lasting, sooner or later you're sure to get a split or two.
Concrete can be attractive, but it it loses curb appeal as these cracks start to spread. Concrete fillers are an easy fix to this solution. Like the initial cement, they're relatively inexpensive and easy to use.
Concrete joint fillers are also very common in basements. This is because you can usually purchase it in either small or large quantities depending on the size of your basement.
Again, because these type of joint fillers are self leveling there is no need for more work on your end. Simply apply the self leveling concrete joint filler to the crack that is present and let it do the work itself.
Something that may be unknown to the average person is that self leveling concrete joint fillers can and are used while brick is being laid. Not during the process, but after the bricks are present and set, the joint fillers are then used between the bricks.
These joint fillers are bought in tubes, so it is easily used to run the tip down the middle of the bricks in a straight line, creating a beautiful brick project in the end.
Large Areas to Work with
As stated above, these joint fillers can be purchased in large quantities in the same manner as small amounts. If you're working on a large area, the best idea is to buy large and mix large. Pour it out over the area you are working on and smooth it out just a bit, and let it sit. Because it's self leveling, it will flatten out quickly with a little encouragement and create a level area.
Surface material technology has come a long way. These joint fillers make it possible to do fast, easy, and presentable repair jobs on any concrete surfaces showing wear and tear.