An intrinsic part of American life, concrete forms our sidewalks, curbs, ramps, and much more. Concrete is a versatile and durable material lending itself perfectly to forming many of the structures in our everyday lives. Given that concrete can be kept looking pristine and professional with little maintenance, it is no wonder so many choose it for their home or business needs.
Although incredibly hard-wearing, your concrete structures will deteriorate over time like any substance. Damaged or worn concrete is an eyesore, reducing the curb appeal of your home or business. In addition, failure to maintain concrete areas poses a safety risk to family members and customers, as there is a risk of injury from tripping or falling.
In many cases, you will not have to replace worn concrete areas completely. If caught early, damaged concrete can be repaired for a cost-effective solution.
Common Signs that Concrete Needs Repair
Concrete slabs or blocks should align relatively flush with adjacent blocks.
However, wet or cold weather causes the ground beneath your concrete to shift incrementally, causing the slabs or blocks to move out of alignment. This looks unappealing, but the uneven spacing is hazardous and can cause injury.
Although durable, concrete will eventually suffer damage because of footfall, weather conditions or cleaning chemicals. The most noticeable signs of wear-and-tear are chips, cracks and small divots in your walkway or structures. Cracks become more serious over time and threaten the stability of nearby foundations.
During cold weather, concrete will naturally contract, creating gaps between each slab or block. Rocks and debris find their way into these crevices, so they cannot easily fit back into place when the concrete expands again in the summer. This causes your walkway or structure to shift closer to surrounding buildings, potentially causing damage to the foundations.
Easy Concrete Maintenance with U.S Pave
Signs of damage to concrete occur slowly over time and are difficult to detect until the problem has become exacerbated. U.S Pave offers concrete maintenance plans to keep your sidewalks, parking lots and stairs looking like new all year round.
U.S Pave has locations nationwide for all your concrete and asphalt needs. Contact us today.
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