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How do I fix rotted wooden expansion joints in my driveway?

I have wooden 2x4 expansion joints in my driveway that are rotted (40 yrs old), and am looking for a product other than wood to replace them. I'm thinking of using non-shrink grout. Will that result in a good job? Are there other alternatives and what are the negatives of each (i.e. cracking, appearance, etc).

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There is a tuberous strip that is used as expansion joints in concrete. To get the correct thickness you may have to use several strips together. they are normally black in colour and you may have to lay in several strips first and then use something like a bolster ( brick cutter) to drive in the last strip. Talk with your concrete supply shop for advice and products ( shop that sells concreting tools and products.)
grout will crack out at that thickness. Because you have such a wide gap (2'' or 4''). I would make up a good concrete mix using bondcrete ( brand name for concrete glue) in the mix and use that with a strip of black jointer either side
Seeing how the timber lasted 40 years if you used treated timber this time it will last another 40 years -probably longer.

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this is not the differentials...and yes they are easy to do yourself. just because the u-joints look good...doesnt mean they are. the symptoms you are describing are textbook for a bad u-joint,though there is another possibilty,and that would be that the transmission mounts are bad.
Ford has issues with them on this year and model and has issued a technical service bulliten on it.
go ahead and replace the u-joints...they are cheap.and if thats not it...replace the trans. mounts...they are cheap too.

differentials go bad,but generally YEARS older than these are...and when they go e...youll know right away.

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