If you're like most people you may have some cracks in the different concrete surfaces you have at your home, a lot of times seen in concrete driveways and walkways. You may be wondering if it is something to be worried about, if you should try and repair it yourself, have a professional do it, or just leave it alone. At Concrete Contractors Phoenix, we don't ever recommend that last option of leaving it alone. There's no reason to not at least have a concrete professional come out and take a look to give you peace of mind on whether or not you should fix the issue. Sometimes it may just be a hairline crack that you don't need to worry about, but sometimes the issue could cause a lot more damage down the road. Why not be safe and give us a call, we come out and give free estimates for concrete repair services.
Assessing Your Cracks
When trying to determine whether or not a crack or gauge in your concrete is worth worrying about you should first always consider the purpose of the particular concrete installation. Different types of cracks and can affect different things like appearance and performance, so you wouldn't want to find yourself with a safety hazard by having uneven concrete slabs or pavement. One of the first things you'll need to take a look at is the width of the cracks. When done by a professional this is usually done using a crack comparator card to be able to classify just how serious the issue is and what type of repairs, if any, are possible. The base material, grade of soil underneath, crack width and loading of the slab are all also taken into account to determine if a vertical slab alignment is possible. Once this is determined, our professionals can give you a quote on what they would suggest for a repair! We can help with your concrete repair Phoenix has always known.
Why You Have Concrete Cracks
There are so many reasons why your concrete patio or driveway may be cracking, but a lot of times people want to know if it is something they could have avoided. We are here to tell you that in most cases it's just the result of mother nature. Some of the common issues we see are plastic shrinkage, expansion & contraction, heaving & settling, overload or improper drying. Many of these can be avoided by hiring a professional with a great track record of quality work to take care of you. Sometimes the issue can be repaired, sometimes a full replacement may be suggested.
Why Act Now!
Unless you have a minor cosmetic issue in your concrete you should consider having it inspected by an experienced contractor. This is especially the case if the concrete is part of any sort of support structure as it could pose a major threat to safety. If the cracks are due to water getting in and freezing over and over which happens a lot in colder climates, the problem will just get worse until it is really expensive. Call Concrete Contractors Phoenix today and your concrete will be in good hands!