Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 by Jessica Matthews
I know, I know… you’ve heard it all before, but hang with me. When is the last time you sat on your patio and said…I love spending time out here? I’m sure numerous times this year. But by the time fall and winter roll around you’ve forgotten about how much you enjoyed those first few nights out on your concrete patio or watched your kids play a little basketball on the driveway. Now, you may be asking yourself, what does this have to do with concrete repair. Well, in short, everything!
If you have started to notice any cracking, spalling, chipping, or breaking in your concrete, you do not want to go into the winter months without sealing those areas off or stabilized any fallen concrete slabs.
Why you ask? If water mixes with the soil underneath your concrete and freezes what happens? Expansion! Why is expansion important? Expansion of water under concrete or in the porous surface of concrete causes concrete to heave up and can cause cracking or spalling. These things on their own are not a huge cause for concern at the beginning but once Spring hits you will see the full impact of the winter months if your concrete is not protected. Those areas that heaved will now fall, the overly saturated soil under your concrete sidewalk and driveway will now be washed away and you guessed it... your concrete will fail. Creating tripping hazards, uneven driveway slabs, and over time can cause damage to your foundation walls.
The good news! We can fix your concrete, now! We can fix it right and give you peace of mind over the winter months.
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