Concrete damages can be frustrating and unsightly, causing potential damage to your home or business. To stop further stress to both yourself and your concrete surface, it is important to tackle the concrete damages swiftly and accordingly so they do not worsen. Concrete repairs can usually be done with methods of filing and crack filling, but depending on the severity, may require further assessment and action.
Concrete cracking and deterioration is often the result of improper mixing, poor preparation, and failed application methods. Although concrete itself is a strong material, incorrect processing of it can lead to premature cracking, crumbing, and deterioration. Concrete is typically able to last up to 20 years without issue, but cracking and damage can significantly reduce this number and cause harm to vehicles or foot traffic that may pass it. We repair concrete quickly, efficiently, and with the best methods that ensure longevity. Concrete repairs are intended to be the cost-saving alternative to new concrete installations, so we design our repair services to be just as strong as the initial concrete itself.
Filing is merely the process of leveling out the cracked concrete to better fill it with a suitable filling agent to seal it completely. Filing is done using our industrial concrete filing machines and with the expertise of each of our contractors. Concrete filing can be done in one day and we appropriately fill the cracks or holes with a sturdy sealing agent that is durable, waterproof, and equally as strong as concrete itself. Concrete filings are not noticeable once completed and are not intended to add a negative appearance to your concrete’s surface or functionality.
General maintenance and regular cleanings are often encouraged for those with concrete surfaces that want to avoid damages. While we’re able to assist with general maintenance such as cleanings, annual checks, and filing or repairs, we encourage our clients to frequently participate in the upkeep of their concrete. Methods for general upkeep are usually minimal and require little effort, but can go a long way and prevent your concrete from potential damage or in need of repairs. Such steps like watering it down occasionally to remove debris buildup, as well as cleaning oil and gas stains to prevent stains, will help to ensure that your concrete stays in top shape at any age.
While general maintenance tips are encouraged to keep your concrete looking and working great, you can also take steps to prevent faulty concrete such as hiring licensed contractors to perform services on your concrete. Any and all concrete pouring and installation processes should be completed by professionals that are specialized in the field. We also recommend talking to your contractor about sealing options and coatings. These are available in a wide variety of styles, options, and all service differing purposes based on your needs. However, most sealing agents all perform protective duties to combat chemicals and keep your concrete clean and sturdy.