If you've got cracked or damaged concrete on your property why not allow the experts at Concrete Contractors Charleston give an assessment? Some smaller repairs can usually be handled no problem but a lot of times you may not be aware of deeper rooted damage in your concrete patio or driveway. It isn't uncommon in the lowcountry to see extensive damage due natural forces. Tree roots from massive oak trees can destroy a concrete surface or attachment slow and steady over time and before you know it you've got a mess on your hands. There are many different products on the market for repairing concrete and it can be slightly overwhelming trying to figure out which one is best for the job. The problem with a lot of these "solutions" is that they will often just put a band-aid on much deeper rooted problem. It may save you money in the beginning but will end up costing you much more in the long run.
Assessing Your Cracks
Let's talk about the four most common different types of concrete damage you may notice or even have around your property already, because just about as important as it is to repair the damage the first step is properly assessing it. Cracks are one of the most common things that can go wrong with your concrete surface and oftentimes they can appear much quicker than you would expect, especially if the job wasn't done correctly. Hairline cracks can be ok but if it seems to allow water in or is becoming a safety hazard you may want to get it looked at. If you live in a colder climate you may have issues with the second type of damage, which is spalling. Usually not too big of an issue in Charleston, South Carolina, but it can be seen as chipping on the surface due to improper concrete mixing. Another type of damage we see often in areas with a lot of watershed is settlement, which is where you will see the concrete sinking or "falling." This happens due to lack of experience in a concrete contractor and the surface hasn't been properly packed or leveled. One final type of damage you may see is called lifting, more common in sidewalks and surfaces constructed of smaller pieces. This can be the due to water freezing AND large tree root systems.
Why You Have Concrete Cracks
We already went over a few of the different types of concrete cracking you may, unfortunately, experience, and most of the time ends up boiling down to something being done improperly with the installation. There isn't a whole lot you can do about the effects of mother nature, but there are plenty of precautions that are necessary to take when creating any new concrete surface or addition. If the mix has been made properly and all support precautions have been in place, which is what you can expect from Concrete Contractors Charleston, your new addition will be long lasting and you wont have to worry about the safety and financial risks poorly made patio, driveway or sidewalk.
Why Act Now!
Feel free to read through the different types of damage again so you can make an informed decision, but if you feel more comfortable consulting the opinion of a professional you should give us a call! You don't have to feel any obligation to spend your hard earned money, but you may just feel a little more at ease having any damage looked at. It could and will inevitably save you plenty of money in the future, but you can also count on us to tell you if it is a simple issue that could go without repair. When you call we will schedule a time to come look at the issue immediately and in most cases will be able to fix the problem very fast! We have plenty of experience and hard-working individuals on our team to make sure you're very well taken care of!