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Economy Asphalt Crack Squeegee For DIY Homeowner or Budget Repairs

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MPN: 
BK1
SKU: BK1
Economy Crack U-Squeegee
List price: $34.99
$27.99
 
Free Shipping to lower US 48
Estimated Dates To Leave Warehouse: 

May. 10 - 12

Availability: 
In Stock
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Quick Overview: 
  • Push style crack squeegee
  • Perfect for small budget projects
  • Use with Hot or Cold crack repair material
  • *Tapered handle sold separately

Description

Our Economy Asphalt Crack Squeegee which is ideal for the do-it-your-self customer, is a perfect fit for homeowners or small property owners on a budget.

This is an inexpensive but effective tool designed to smooth crackfiller into the crack. Despite having the name "Economy", this crack squeegee is surprisingly a very well built crack squeegee made from steel with a 5/16" blade of rubber, secured with lock-nuts for easy replacement.

This crack squeegee uses a standard tapered handle (Not included) that you can find at any local hardware store for around $10 or less. In the long run, this keeps the costs lower for your project.

Features

  • Economical

  • Replaceable rubber blade

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Specifications

General

Blade Type

Neoprene

Blade Color

Black

Blade Length

5/16" x 2"

Handle Securing Hole

Yes

Handle

(not included)

Additional Notes

The U-shaped cavity is 4-1/2 inches deep and 2-3/8” wide at the widest part of the “U”

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the diference bewteen U and V shaped squeegees?

If you're new to the crack filling industry you've probably seen V-shaped and U-shaped squeegees. At the end of the day, they both do the exact same job but each has its own pros and cons.

V-shaped squeegees hold less volume of material within the tool, but because of the wide V shape, it can create a nice wide "band" on either side of the crack but this band can vary between 3" to 5", depending on how much material is in the squeegee area when you spread the material. This variance is great for different width cracks though.

U-shaped squeegees typically hold a little more volume of material but have a consistent banding width when spreading material. Each brand or model of u-squeegee you buy will have a slightly different banding width but most of them are around 4". These squeegees are usually limited to smaller cracks because you can't get proper banding if the crack is too wide.

In either case, if the crack is wider than 1", you should look at using mastic filler or something like Trowelpave instead of crack filling rubber.

So which one should you buy? For a lot of people, it simply comes down to personal preference because both types will get the job done.

Can I use the black neoprene squeegee with hot crack filler?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is you will throw your money away faster if you only use the black neoprene squeegees. They are generally rated between 180 and 220 degrees F and your typical hot pour crack filler is put down around 325 - 375 degrees F. The neoprene wears out faster becaues the bottom will split over time if you have guys that don't take care of them.

Compared to the red silicone blades, you don't have the split problem so they last longer which saves you money in replacing not only the blades themselves, but the labor it takes to replace the blades. The other problem with using hot materials on the black neoprene is that it becomes a lot more difficult to remove the rubber from the blade for cleaning. The dried, cooled rubber peels right off of the red silicone blades but sticks to the black neoprene. Cold pour crack fillers on the other hand are usually water-based so washing off the left-over material from black neoprene is no big deal.

If you're doing hot crack filler, you should use a high temp rated silicone squeegee blade. If you're doing cold pour only, black is fine. If you're doing both hot and cold, you can't go wrong with the red.

Shipping Weight
Weight: 3 lb
Shipping Dimensions
Dimensions: 8 in × 4 in × 4 in