There is a felt joint in the middle acrros my garage floor. It is
fairly rotted and soaked with automotive fluid after years. I removed
it all with a screw driver. Then used a 5/8" foam filler rod and
silicone caulk to fill the gap. This fixed the cosmetics but now I
was thinking maybe I did something bad, should I reinstalled a piece of
new felt? Is the whole slab going to move and cause problems? The
garage is 20 years old.
If I get a new piece of felt how do I get it in the joint properly?
Thanks ina dvance
Felt is a very inexpensive and less effective replacement for a
sealant+backing rod joint. They used the felt because garage floor
joints are so easy to seal that even felt will work.
In effect, you have "upgraded" the joint.
Ya done good!
The felt was installed to allow the slabs to expand and to provide
a control joint so the cracks were in a nice straight line.
Backer rod and caulk or poured tar are the normal pavement
sealers. Inside the garage probably didn't need the sealant to
prevent subgrade moisture, it was a cosmetic issue only.
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
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