The Benefits Gained by Using Expansion Joints in Your Driveway

If you are currently placing a driveway at your home, you are probably especially concerned as to how long it will last before repairs or complete replacement needs to be done. While several factors influence driveway longevity, one surefire way to lengthen its lifespan is to use a slab expansion joint at pre-measured distances. There are many benefits to doing so.

Room To Move

When the temperature outside changes, the concrete slabs that make up the driveway need room to move a little. Failure to do so will cause them to eventually buckle and/or crack. One easy way to prevent this from happening is to place an expansion joint in between the slabs. This goes a long way toward keeping the slab in pristine condition.

Ground Movement

It’s not only the slabs that need room to move. The ground below them needs the same consideration as well. In the event there are traumatic movements such as quakes or even natural settling into the dirt, joints will keep the concrete slabs of your driveway in excellent structural shape.

Vibratiob Absorortion

If you live next to a busy road, or otherwise are subject to a noisy environment where ground vibrations are prevalent, then a slab expansion joint placed between each piece of concrete will help to absorb the vibrations and keep your driveway safe for a long time to come.

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