Concrete repairs are not common, and they don’t regularly require maintenance, and this is because of the durable nature of concrete. Faults that may require repair will be caused by either external forces like temperature changes, or improper installation. Nonetheless, the necessary steps should be taken to resolve faults as soon as you observe them. It’s recommended to have experts inspect your concrete works regularly when you notice cracks and settling signs. We at Grapevine Concrete Contractors, use high-grade fillers and solutions to deliver excellent repairs to common concrete faults.
Common Concrete Faults
The usual concrete faults are solved with either minor repairs or resurfacing. For dirty concrete, you can use a power washer to remove the smudges. In order to prevent this from happening repeatedly, it’s advised to seal the concrete surface with spills. Cracks on the surface could be signs of far serious problems and should be handled by professional contractors. If the concrete’s mixture is flawed or was poured during cold weather, then it could flake which is resolved with either refinishing or replacing. If your pavement is settling, then you may most likely need to replace the concrete and repairs will not suffice.
Proper Concrete Installation
A wide range of faults is caused by improper installation. There are industry-standard practices that ensure that the job is carried out effectively to produce excellent results. It’s important to prepare the site through proper excavation and grading before even discussing the formwork. In some cases, your concrete contractor will need to install steel rebars. If necessary, the old concrete will need to be removed; they can be finished appropriately.
Curing is an important aspect of any concrete work as it improves its strength and durability. It entails ensuring that there’s enough moisture to allow the concrete to harden properly with time. It usually takes about a week to complete.
Test for Fresh Concrete
To ensure their strength, new concrete works will pass through several tests. It’ll undergo a slump test to check for its consistency and the relative ability of the concrete to flow. The air content of the concrete is also important to note although a certain amount will be lost over time. The unit weight volume should also be noted.
You could use either chemical or mechanical techniques to remove stains from concrete. For the mechanical or dry method, you can make use of steel-wire brushes to gently scrub the surfaces. It also entails flame cleaning, grinding, shot blasting, and sandblasting. You also have the option of applying decorative finishes to your concrete surfaces.
What We Offer
Grapevine Concrete Contractors is one of the top providers of concrete repairs in Texas. Our in-house crew of professional contractors are trained to use the best-suited techniques for resolving cracks, flakes and other concrete problems. We offer affordable service packages that include installation and maintenance to preserve the integrity of your deck, walkway, driveway and property generally. You can reach out to us today and find out how we can be of service to you.