Concrete is practically a builder’s best friend. Other than adding a smooth polish to driveways, it has universally appreciated characteristics of durability, strength, versatility, affordability, and eco-friendliness.
However, despite the unmatched characteristics, concrete has a propensity to crack. Here’s why and how we can help you control it.
Damage Associated with Weather
Concrete is susceptible to damage associated with annual freeze and thaw cycles. Cracks due to freeze and thaw form a random pattern that can progressively result in deeper damage given enough time.
Pressure cracks occur due to placing too much weight on top of your driveway. Excessive weight can alter the ground underneath, hence causing cracking.
Settling cracks occur due to movements underneath the concrete. For example, if a tree near your driveway is removed, the roots underneath will decompose, and the concrete may crack because of settling. Underground wiring and plumbing can also cause cracking due to settling.
Concrete Repair & Crack Filling Services
Cracks in your driveway can be an indication of structural damage. However, even though cracking can’t always be avoided, early repairs and filling can help maintain your driveway.
Early concrete crack repairs also save you time and money because if they are left to drag on, cracks are more likely to widen due to erosion, calling for more materials or a complete driveway replacement.