Though concrete boasts an incredibly long lifespan, various factors may cause it to become worn and display signs of wear, such as cracks. To combat the effects of wear, concrete repair is required and will ensure that your pool deck, patio, driveway, porch, support beam, load-bearing wall, or any other area that is made from concrete will enjoy a lengthened lifespan. At Carrollton Concrete, we expertly assess the extent of repairs required and formulate the best possible rectification of any prevalent issues. Whether you require commercial concrete repairs or a small residential fix, our team can assist, and look forward to hearing from you!
Aesthetic (non-structural) VS structural cracks
How professionals approach a concrete repair job will depend greatly on the type of crack or wear that they are fixing. To comprehensively address an issue, we must first understand the extent of the issue and how it affects the area in which it is located. Support beams, load-bearing areas, and columns will pose higher risks of faltering if cracks or damage is present and how they are repaired will differ greatly from simple cracks in a walkway or patio, for example. The consequences of a poor repair to structural cracks will have significant consequences that can be just as dire as no repair at all.
What causes concrete to wear?
There are many reasons that concrete may begin to display wear. Harsh weather, such as extreme cold can take a massive toll on concrete, particularly outdoor concrete. Earthquakes and geothermal shifting are largescale environmental factors that can have significant effects on concrete, while frequent use (such as high volumes of foot traffic or vehicle use) can also wear a concrete surface. No matter the reason, cracks in concrete detract from the appearance of the space and pose potential risks to its structural integrity, both of which are reason enough to seek professional repair.
How Carrollton Concrete conducts concrete repairs
Before any repairs can be done, a comprehensive assessment of the extent of damage affecting the area must be done to fully understand the best method of repair. Included in this assessment is the way that the area was constructed, and the materials used in construction, as no two concrete companies will work with concrete in the same way. Similarly, different areas will be constructed differently and will have a different composition, and so thoroughly investigating the area and understanding how best to conduct repairs is paramount to a successful project. After assessment of the area is complete, several methods and materials are employed, dependent on the scope of damage and composition, and the area is repaired, not only to ensure structural integrity but also to ensure that the area looks new once again.
Reasons that you should employ a professional
As with all concrete work, there is much more planning, experience, and skill that goes into a perfect job than initially meets the eye, where repairs are concerned. While a crack may appear small and the work required for repair insignificant, inadequately addressing any underlying issues will result in severe consequences. To ensure that this is not the case, employing the services of a professional is highly recommended by most, if not all, industry experts.