Concrete Refinishing & Repair
While concrete holds up surprisingly well under almost all conditions that try and act against it, over time, concrete will start to age. There are outside factors that can and will impact concrete integrity. One of the biggest things that can hurt concrete is moisture collecting in the soil that concrete is laid on top of. When the clays in soil get wet, they expand and then, when they dry, they contract. This places undue stress on concrete; causing it to crack and crumble, which will need to be repaired. We can help you with this!
Concrete Crack Filling
Cracks and stress fracturing are the most common things that happen to concrete. This typically happens in concrete that is poured on top of natural soil; like walkways, driveways and parking lots and floors. When moisture gets in to the soil underneath concrete, it can cause the soil to expand, which pushed concrete up. Over time, this expansion can put so much stress on concrete that it actually starts to crack. When this happens, we can come in and use specialized solutions to help fill the crack and bond opposing concrete sides together.
Another problem that can effect poured concrete surfaces is sinking and heaving. Like cracking, when water gets in to the soil underneath concrete is can cause expansion and contractions. When the soil expands, it caused concrete to heave upwards. We can fix this by drying out the soil under the concrete and relieving pressure. When soil under concrete gets wet, it can be unstable, leading to concrete sinking. When this happens, there are different solutions we can use to fill the soil under your concrete and push the concrete back up. This process will make your concrete surfaces level.
Because concrete surfaces are typically exposed to all manner of weather conditions and sunlight, the top surface of concrete can begin to fade and wear. While concrete usually won’t degrade from exposure to the elements, they can cause the color of concrete to fade out and the very top layer to become rough and ugly. When this happens, we can actually come in and refinish your concrete. In this process, we can either grand the concrete down, causing the top layer to be even or, conversely, we can add a very think layer of concrete on top of your existing concrete to level it all out.
While concrete usually does a great job of holding up on its own, there are still things we can do to help prolong the life of any concrete surface you may have. Concrete sealing is a really good way to help your concrete last for years in to the future. With concrete sealant, we pour a very thin layer of sealant on top of you set concrete and, when this hardens, it give a barrier between concrete and any outside factors that would cause your concrete harm. If you already have concrete poured on your property, let us seal it for you!