The Complete Basement Waterproofing Guide For Midwest Homeowners
Discover the most common ways water gets into your basement and what you can do to keep it dry.
"*" indicates required fields
Self-Leveling Caulking For Concrete Cracks
Cracks in concrete are a fact of life. Even newly poured concrete can develop cracks as it settles and temperatures change. Cracks in your concrete need to be sealed properly to block out any moisture and debris. If the cracks are outdoors, water can seep under the slab and erode the soil, leading to concrete settling and further damage.
Contact us to request your free inspection and quote.
What Is Self-Leveling Caulking?
Self-leveling caulking is a sealant designed to fill and seal small to medium-sized cracks in concrete floors and other flat, horizontal surfaces. The primary advantage of this type of sealant is its self-leveling, which means it spreads evenly across the surface and fills the crack completely.
Self-leveling caulking is made from polyurethane, silicone, or acrylic materials. These materials are mixed with additives such as fillers, thickeners, and curing agents to create a smooth, viscous sealant.
What Does Self-Leveling Caulking Do?
Self-leveling caulking helps prevent moisture from seeping into cracks and causing damage. Self-leveling caulking has a high tensile strength, which makes it an effective solution for sealing cracks in high-traffic areas.
To apply self-leveling caulking, the crack in the concrete is first cleaned and dried. The sealant is then poured into the crack and allowed to flow and self-level to fill the entire crack. Once the sealant is dry and cured, it forms a flexible, durable seal.
Advantages of Polyurethane Self-Leveling Caulking
Forms a highly resilient and abrasion resistant seal that resists deterioration.
Seals cracks to prevent deterioration of concrete seams.
Stops dirt, debris, and insects from settling in the cracks around home.