Unfortunately for homeowners, outdoor elements such as patios, walkways and driveways are even more susceptible to damages because of the elements. Weather conditions such as harsh hot and cold temperatures, rain, hail, snow and ice are all enemies of concrete. Not to mention that heavy foot traffic, vehicles, old age and general wear and tear are also common reasons for ailing concrete, and a much needed fix-up. Lucky for you, Provo Concrete specializes in all sorts of repairs ranging from minor to not so minor. Our team is expertly trained to identify the problem, fix it and leave you feeling happy with the results.
Over time, due to weather and weight, your concrete may crack, develop dimples or become uneven. When this happens, it is crucial to fix it as soon as possible to prevent further damage and more importantly, any accidents that may occur as a result. Rather than rip out the existing concrete and starting over, which can be costly, concrete resurfacing allows you to simply touch up the surface by adding another layer over top of the already existing concrete. This method will smooth everything out, cover any cracks or dents and make your walkway or driveway look brand new again.
If your concrete is sinking, uneven or wobbly, slabjacking is the solution. Concrete can commonly become uneven due to soil erosion. When this happens its important to fix the problem right away to eliminate hazards such as tripping, and further problems such as improper drainage. Rather than replace the concrete, slabjacking allows our professionals to raise a piece of concrete back to its original position by pumping a mixture of sand, cement, fly ash and additives beneath the sunken slab. Lifting a slab only takes a few hours and is a fraction of the cost of replacing an entire slab.
If you have colored concrete you know that it is durable and long lasting, but even the toughest concrete can color fade over time because of sun exposure and foot traffic. The appearance of the concrete can also be altered by paint spills, and oil or grease stains courtesy of your vehicle. The good news is that this one is a relatively easy fix. A new coat of concrete stain is usually all it takes to cover any existing flaws and make your cement look fresh and new again. Making sure that you also use a high-quality sealer will ensure the longevity of your concrete.
Full Depth Repair
Sometimes the problem will be too big for a simple resurfacing or slabjacking method to be used. In this case, we will opt for a full depth repair, which involves cutting out the damaged concrete, replacing the reinforcing steel, and then replacing the concrete. Full Depth repair may be required if you have a crack that extends through the entire depth of the slab, spalling, corner breaks or a shattered slab. The full depth repair method is more time-consuming, laborious and complex than the above methods, but it gets to the root of the problem and ensures that your concrete will last a very long time.