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 08-03-2002, 20:52 Post: 40969
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 Expandsion Joints in Concrete

We would of often form expansion joints with just a trowel, but the area around my pool used 2x4 for effect. Now the 2x4 are deteriating and need to be replaced. I also need to pour some new areas to match the older material. I was thinking of using the material like TREX, plastic lumber.
Has anyone attemped this? I know the coefficient of expansion of plastic is large has anyone experienced cracking?






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 08-03-2002, 21:22 Post: 40970
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I've seen the plastic lumber used in concrete with no problems. Make sure it's not the solid type. Some of it has voids in it and that is the type I would recommend as it allows for compression. Most concrete expansion joint material is made form dense foam but I unnderstand your wanting to use the lumber. Good luck with it.






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