Step 2: Mask expansions

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Large concrete slabs are typically divided into sections by expansion joints, which help control cracking. The ½- to ½-inch-wide joints are usually filled with asphalt-saturated felt, a wood 1x4 or plastic channel. These joints must remain exposed to allow the slab to expand and contract; don't cover them with the cement top dressing. Mask each expansion joint with a strip of duct tape.

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