Common Problems with Concrete
Below are the most common problems with concrete that occur across our service area. As home or business owners, you’ll want to watch out for these problems. Should you discover any of these issues, rest assured knowing that our polyurethane concrete repair and leveling team can easily repair and quickly repair any of the following problems.
Cracks in Concrete:
Cracks in the concrete around your home or business tend to start at the surface but can quickly make their way through your concrete driveway or sidewalk. This is also a common problem for municipalities and businesses on roads and parking lots. Concrete shrinkage and expansion due to weather, or water content in concrete can also cause cracks.
Voids or Gaps Under Concrete:
We can use GPR (ground penetrating radar) to see voids beneath the concrete. If you see concrete sinking or settling there may be a void present.
Large tree roots can grow under concrete and cause the concrete slab to buckle or split. Freezing and thawing patterns also tend to lead to buckling concrete.
Voids aren’t the only cause of concrete settlement. Changes in weather and water levels in the soil beneath driveways and sidewalks can also cause issues. Excess water can cause the soil to expand and ultimately move concrete above it as well. Soil can also shrink when there is not enough moisture content. You’ll typically see soil shrinkage during seasons or times of drought. Because there isn’t enough moisture present, the soil can dry and crack, causing the concrete above it to sink and settle into the cracks and voids in the soil.
Solutions for Common Problems with Concrete
Do any of these common concrete problems ring a bell? Contact us today to get started on your concrete repairs! We will get to the root of the problem and provide a quote for the best solution for your situation. Our team works on residential, commercial, and municipal concrete projects.