Whether you are a commercial owner or a residential owner, you most likely have concrete or a concrete slab somewhere within your property! Concrete is an incredibly useful building material, and we use it for everything from the foundation walls to the slabs for our porches to rest upon. All of us have seen instances of concrete in need of repair, whether it is a cracked slab or a portion of the slab that is higher than an adjacent portion, which creates a tripping hazard. Here at Concrete Uprising, we want to level with you: there are some types of concrete repairs that should be avoided depending on the circumstances. Consider the following:
You have a set of porch steps that lead up to your house. These steps are starting to settle, creating a small crack that has been widening. Instead of fixing the stairs, you decide to fix the crack with a concrete patch! The problem with a settling porch is that it allows water to pool near your foundation. A patch will not fix this portion of the problem and should be avoided.
Are you ready for another example? Let’s say you have a driveway that is settling. A mudjacking team wants to drill holes and pump in more concrete to raise slabs so they are level. While this works, our team has a better solution that doesn’t put near as much weight onto fragile ground!
Finally, consider the “repairs” that are done when concrete is ripped out unnecessarily and then laid new. Not only is this option very costly, but it can be avoided with our methods and should be avoided whenever possible.
To learn more about concrete repairs that can be avoided, talk with us here at Concrete Uprising today.