How’s the damage?
Whether it’s warehouse flooring or home driveways, concrete damage has no preference. It can and will occur. It’s important to get an understanding of concrete damage when knowing how best to approach getting a repair. The two main types of concrete damage that generally affect concrete flooring are sinking and cracking.
What is sinking, and how does it cause cracking?
A joint is generally used to create a level between big layers. If something should happen to that joint or if it’s not properly installed, one of the layers will start to “drop” below the other creating a tripping hazard (not good for liability situations).
Cracks are almost always a result of sinking. When the foundation becomes uneven, the concrete surface starts to crack. Sometimes only surface-level cracks can appear that are not a result of sinking. These can be easily fixed via a quick, concrete surface repair that will only take a couple of days to dry.
We recommend that your concrete driveway is level before doing any type of concrete surface repair. If your driveway is sinking, it’s still going to drop. The repair will only look good for a short period of time before it starts sinking again. We will evaluate the area to make sure you get the treatment that’s best for your home or business. It’s just another reason why we are considered one of the top concrete contractors in Fort Smith.
The Level Process
Your concrete is only as good as the ground it’s on. Leveling your driveway, concrete sidewalk, patio, etc. is done by what we call lifting. Lifting is the process of injecting heated poly foam underneath the concrete driveway or concrete sidewalk that has dropped. The poly foam expands and then hardens to strengthen the foundation of the concrete.
What is resurfacing?
Resurfacing is a type of concrete surface repair that can make your old, cracked driveway look brand new. We will coat and smooth over a new concrete layer to even out the top surface level. The epoxy compound will fix any discoloration and fill any cracks that have developed.
There are a lot of different options when it comes to concrete resurfacing. That is why we pride ourselves on providing you with the quality and customer service that other concrete contractors in Fort Smith don’t have.
When to repair?
After years of weathering and use, your concrete driveway may be starting to look like an old crater. However, that does not mean that the entire area needs to be replaced, as this can take several weeks and is very expensive. Depending on the severity of the wear and damage, your driveway most likely will not need a full replacement. Concrete repair will almost always be the better option.
Contact us today for a free quote to see how we can satisfy all your concrete repair needs.