Concrete Slab Repair
Concrete is hardy. That does not, however, mean that it is impervious to damage and wear. In fact, if not properly cared for or if exposed to damaging external factors, such as excessive water, concrete can become easily damaged. When your concrete slab needs repairs, you should make use of professionals who boast decades of experience in concrete slab repairs – someone like Richmond Foundation Repair Experts!
What is a concrete slab?
In very simple terms, a concrete slab is exactly what you would expect – a slab of concrete? Just what goes into a concrete slab though? Well, that depends on the purpose of the concrete slab. Concrete slabs can be used as foundations, decks, paving, or ceilings. Because of this, each one is built slightly differently from the next, though most consist of steel rebar and poured concrete. Dependent on its application, concrete slabs may be a supporting structure or be supported by other structures such as columns, beams, or walls.
Signs your concrete slab needs repairs
Concrete is quite “vocal” when issues occur. Issues with concrete will, most often, present themselves in the form of cracking, delamination, blisters, crazing, low spots, spalling, scaling, or discoloration. If you have concrete on grade foundation and cannot see the concrete itself, you can identify issues by the same means as most other foundations. Giveaways include cracking of walls, leaning or misshapen walls, doors and windows getting stuck, cracked or misshapen flooring, or your chimney leaning. Despite a multitude of signs that your concrete slab requires repairs, the issue itself may not be quite so easy to identify. The best practice in terms of identifying the exact cause of the issue is to contact us for a free foundation inspection and cost estimate.
How to extend the lifespan of your concrete slab
If your concrete slab is outdoors, like many are, the most effective way to increase its lifespan is to ensure that water does not pool and subsequently sit on it for an extended period. Water will cause structural issues in even the most well-built concrete slab. Regular maintenance will also improve the lifespan of your concrete slab and ensure that you do not need to invest in premature repairs. Maintenance includes resealing, repair of cracks, and inspection to identify any underlying issues. Lastly, avoid overburdening the surface with heavy objects.
Why choose Richmond Foundation Repair Experts?
Here at Richmond Foundation Repair Experts, we are not novices when it comes to concrete. We have worked with concrete for decades, both in foundations and in other areas. This means that you are hiring experts with the experience needed to get the job done right! We believe in delivering quality work above all else and strive to ensure that you are completely satisfied with our work for generations to come. If you want to find out more about us, head over to our About Us page or get in touch with us using the number at the top of this page or head over to our Contact Us page.