Concrete can experience various problems, including cracking, spalling, settlement, corrosion, and stains or discoloration. Here are some details on each issue and repair method:
Cracking: Concrete cracking can occur due to external factors like weather and internal factors such as shrinkage, thermal expansion, and settling. While not all cracks are dangerous, they can affect the appearance of the concrete. Minor cracks can be filled or patched, while larger or more severe cracks may require concrete leveling or replacement.
Spalling: This is the flaking or chipping of the concrete surface caused by exposure to water and freezing and thawing cycles. Spalling can cause surface damage, making the concrete more prone to cracking. Repair methods include cleaning, repairing, and sealing the surface. Severe spalling may require replacing the slab or patching.
Settlement: Soil compaction or erosion can cause settlement or sinking of the concrete slab, making it uneven and hazardous. Concrete leveling, such as slabjacking or mudjacking, is typically used to lift and level the slab.
Corrosion: Concrete reinforcement steel, or rebar, can corrode and lose strength, leading to cracking and spalling. Repair methods may include removing corrosion before patching, reinforcing with new rebar, or replacing the slab.
Stains or Discoloration: Chemicals, oils, or salts can cause stains or discoloration on concrete surfaces. Depending on the severity, cleaning, staining, or resealing can help improve the appearance.
If you encounter any of these concrete problems, give us a call. Our experienced team can help you choose the right repair method for your specific issue and bring your concrete back to life. 609-354-7785