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Old 08-23-2010, 09:40 PM  
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Most expansion joints in the Houston area WERE 1x4 redwood, pressure treated, or perhaps cedar. Anything 7-10 years old is pretty much GONE. The filler pictured above replaces 1x4; does not need a sawcut, or anything fancy.
Having installed this type, and caulk, I can say that for a DIY weekend project, the guy installing this strip will be kickin' back watching football while the guy caulking will still be on his knees squeezing his gun
30+ linear ft per minute to install is not hard to do with the rubber filler.

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Old 08-28-2010, 06:34 AM  
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golly gee, never applied caulk - wrong material, anyway,,, this stuff works IF the jnts in good condition but that's about it to me

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Old 08-29-2010, 08:07 PM  
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I'm just using 'caulk' generically to be the tube dispensed goo of your choice. There another whole thread-worth of debate on which goo folks 'should be using'. Most homeowners will probably be using 10 oz tubes, with what they can find at a local store; DAP or maybe Quickrete brand.
I see a lot of 5 and 10 foot repairs, the rest of the driveway untouched, where the homeowner gave it a try, and decided it wasn't going to work for them.
Usually a combination of too much work, too expensive, or requiring more skill than the homeowner has.
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...on my knees, squeezing my, that's where I want to be!
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Pour Sand into cracks and top off with Brick Paver Sealer, which will cure as hard as a grout joint.
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where can you find this product? Name/Brand? the rubber looking joint filler
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he MAY be talking about neoprene which's generally used on hgwys, bdges, & airports or WAS until silicone came along,,, d s brown is the only source i know for neoprene joint seal - it generally comes in 500' rolls in a box OR wood drums weighing 1,800#,,, you'll also need the lubricant to install it + an install tool - you can rent that from cimline, inc.

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