Tricks Of The Trade: Concrete Crack Up

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TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gets to the bottom of this annoying problem.

Tricks Of The Trade: Concrete Crack Up


Tricks Of The Trade: Concrete Crack Up

By James C. Elledge, IFMA Fellow, CFM, FMA, RPA, RIAQM
Published in the November 2007 issue of Today’s Facility Manager

Q I have a concrete parking lot that has several cracks in each slab. Some areas have small cracks, while others have opened up substantially. The slabs that have opened up too much will have to be replaced. Is there a product or process that we can use to keep the smaller cracks from opening up farther and breaking up the concrete beyond repair?

John Beckman
Old National Bank

A I found several good resources for you to review regarding concrete repairs and patching.


Elledge,facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit AllianceCompanies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from theInternational Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and isa member of TFM’sEditorial Advisory Board. All questions have been submitted via the “Ask TheExpert” portion of the magazine’s Web site. To pose a question, visit this link.

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