We have touched on some of the many reasons to have your concrete repaired on some of the other areas of this website, but we would like to emphasize why it is helpful to get the necessary repairs. When working with Concrete Contractors Fort Smith, don't worry about what it might cost because you can have a free no-obligation quote to really allow you to decide for yourself if it is worth it or not. We would not want you to have to completely replace a surface or concrete structure for something that could have been addressed a long time ago. A lot of times the weather will wreak havoc on your driveway or patio but the effects can be stopped or slowed if caught early enough. If you have noticed anything, especially with safety surfaces like steps or retaining walls, you shouldn't wait to have a professional consultation.
Assessing Your Cracks
Cracks can come from many different things but most commonly are the result of tree roots growing underneath, soil movement, and freezing and thawing cycles during harsher weather periods like the winter and summer. What happens is water will get into small and almost non-existent cracks, freeze, and open those cracks up more. After doing this over and over again for years a small and seemingly insignificant crack can become very large and treacherous. We use very specific measurement devices and years of knowledge to determine the proper route for repairing any damage. If it is a retaining wall or foundation support extra considerations must be taken into account to ensure there is no structural damage. After we are able to take measurements (if necessary) we can usually determine a quick solution to the problem. If the crack is small enough often times it can be filled and refinished, and you will never notice it was even there.
Why You Have Concrete Cracks
Besides the natural effects that are caused by weather, you could also have cracking in your concrete because of an improper installation and finishing job. If the mix was made incorrectly the slabs may have even ended up too small (shrinking) or too large (expansion) so everything looks way out of whack. This is part of why we suggest having a professional to do your concrete work. A lesson learned the hard way with concrete is something you don't want to have to put up with, but can be easily avoided if under the right supervision and experienced hand.
Why Act Now!
You shouldn't wait to consider having a repair done because as we have mentioned these things only tend to worsen as time goes on. Especially because of the fact that these issues are usually due to the long-term harsh effects of nature, they will only get worse and it will happen much more quickly as time goes on. What could be a very simple and cheap repair today may end up being a full replacement or re-finishing tomorrow. Keep your property looking great and call us to have all of your concrete repaired to get it looking good as new!