Concrete Repair Solutions for Common Concrete Problems

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Three Common Concrete Problems Explained

Concrete is a durable, versatile surface which can exhibit chalk art on the driveway or the elegance of a smooth, polished floor. Though it is disappointing when a crack or surface scaling manifests, these common problems can be solved with concrete repair.

Identifying Issues is the First Step in Concrete Repair

Cracking   

As previously mentioned, finding a crack in your concrete is a daunting sight. Cracks arise due to a multitude of causes, and there is no way to know the exact cause. Cracked concrete, according to abstract-concrete.com, will most likely be more of a cosmetic nuisance rather than a structural problem.

Scaling / Spalling

At its best, scaling is also a cosmetic issue, but at its worst it can cause structural damage. You’ll be able to notice spalling concrete immediately due to the rough and flaky surface. Addressing concrete repair as soon as possible is vital to preservation efforts. An article on wisegeek.org states, “The longer concrete is allowed to crack, pit, chip and flake, the higher the risk of serious damage.” The concrete may separate into large chunks, and the most important stage in preventing a total repair is when the concrete is first poured.

Dusting

When dusting occurs, powder will appear at the surface of a hardened slab. Portions of the concrete with heavy traffic are more prone to dusting. Dusting can result for a number of reasons. Homeadvisor.com suggests that too much water in the cement mixture or an inadequate amount of cement on the surface could be the culprits. Abstract Concrete also suggests that no curing of the surface took place, which produces a soft concrete surface. As defined by cement.org, curing is:

Curing is the process in which the concrete is protected from loss of moisture and kept within a reasonable temperature range. This process results in concrete with  increased strength and decreased permeability.

Though facing damaged concrete isn’t easy, ModernCrete is available to determine the scale of concrete repair. Contact us online for a quote or call us at 512-331-5555!

 

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