Rotting, wooden slab expansion joints overgrown with weeds and grass are an eye sore. Not only that, water can easily seep under the slabs, causing them to buckle and crack. If your driveway, patio, or pool deck has weeds and grass growing between the slabs, it needs to be fixed now.
There are three ways commonly used to replace slab expansion joints; you can replace them with new wooden slats, fill the gaps with silicone expansion joint sealant, or use modern, plastic strips. Of these three choices, using plastic expansion joints is by far the easiest and most attractive. Also, it often works out to be the most economical option.
If you opt to use plastic concrete expansion joints, you’ll have your choice of black, brown, or gray, and several widths. Simply figure out the width you’ll need, and order enough length to cover your needs. Once the old wooden slats are dug out, simply press the plastic strips firmly into the gaps. The plastic strips not only look good, but they also last for years, forming a barrier that keeps weeds and grass out.
Often, you can find plastic concrete expansion joints at your local home and garden store. Better, yet, you can also order it online; by ordering online from the manufacturer, you’ll have the full range of widths and colors. On a single weekend, your driveway, patio, or pool deck can be made to look new again.
Trim-a-Slab is America’s premier manufacturer of plastic concrete slab expansion joints. www.trim-a-slab.com