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Sylvania Concrete Repair
We personalize and take our concrete repairs very seriously. We understand that concrete lasts a very long time, but due to environmental damage, your concrete may need a few minor or even major repairs. Luckily for you, we have years of experience in a variety of concrete repairs.
To prevent cracking, control joints are installed pre-pour. Cracks happen regardless of proper control joint installation or not. Years of natural occurrences force concrete to crack and break. There are a few different cracks you need to be aware of. Often hairline cracks are perfectly fine. These are small cracks that appear to be slightly breaking the surface of your concrete. On the other hand, larger cracks cause more concern. These are cracks that may pose a safety hazard concern and cracks that allow water to seep underneath the foundation. If you have noticed these signs on your property, it may be time for a repair or concrete replacement.
Concrete settlement is when the soil below the concrete slab can no longer support the weight of the concrete. Depending on the soil you have, this plays a large part in concrete settlement. Clay soil is a lot firmer than sand. Although, when clay dries, it shrinks. When it holds moisture and is wet, it expands. This constant change of state causes severe threats to your concrete settling. Sand is a fine, lightweight granular component that washes away easily. As water rushes under your concrete where these smaller granules of sand are, the sand tends to flow right with the water. This causes soil's strength to diminish. When this process happens over and over, it weakens the soil. Making the concrete's weight too much to handle and settling the concrete. Concrete settlement is uncontrollable. You can control the actions you take when noticing your concrete settling.
Concrete spalling is when flakes of concrete start to chip off the main structure. This opens up the interior of the concrete, exposing it to environmental factors that will quickly diminish its strength over time. Spalling does not just happen on concrete slabs such as driveways, patios, or sidewalks. This can happen on retaining walls and even foundational structures. Spalling concrete can occur due to many different reasons. Those being de-icing salts, a poorly finished concrete job, a poor concrete mixture, and the constant freezing and thawing of Northwest Ohio's weather conditions. To repair these types of issues, we may either re-surface your concrete, completely re-install your concrete, or use a color-matching compound to restore the strength and appearance of the specified areas. If you have noticed your concrete spalling, call us as soon as possible. We can prevent severe structural damage to your concrete in advance!
Dusting is the appearance of a powdery material that rubs off the surface of your finished concrete. This concrete dusting is caused from a poor mixture of aggregates, abrasion, moisture and the age of your concrete. When repairing concrete that has dusting, we typically use a sealer to reduce the amount of dusting on your concrete. This sealer does not convert your concrete from a weak slab to a strong slab. It reduces the dustings visible and protects the concrete from continuing to deteriorate over time.
Complete concrete restoration is when we remove your old concrete and replace it with an entire new installment. When we begin with a complete restoration, we must first evaluate the property. When evaluating the property, we decide whether the specified areas are repairable. If a crack, settlement, dusting, or spalling is not repairable, we proceed with a complete restoration. As customers trust us to re-do their entire driveway or patios, we will surely provide them with excellent results. We have professional-grade equipment that allows us to get the job done efficiently while ensuring workers, customers, and pedestrians are all safe.
If you are looking for professional advice on what to do next with your concrete repair, give us a call. With the skills and equipment we have, we can meet all of your repairing needs.
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Concrete Contractor in Sylvania, Ohio