Concrete slabs are the actual pieces of concrete that go over the original surface. Usually, we are going to be setting up slabs on top of dirt or whatever type of terrain was originally there. In these slabs is where we are going to be seeing some of the “issues” appear. Cracks for example are essentially a natural occurrence in concrete surfaces. They shouldn’t be occurring the next day after we set it up. Over time though, they can certainly develop. In any case, we are going to be able to repair and replace concrete slabs on different types of surfaces.
When Do You Know That You Have A Problem?
We’ve mentioned that cracks in concrete slabs can be naturally occurring. They are also one of the first signs that there is a real problem with the structure. How do you know when you have a problem or it’s just that your concrete is old? Well, the first thing is, if the concrete is not old, that’s a sign that there is probably something up. If the crack is sealed and keeps opening back up in the same place then that’s also an indicator that you could be dealing with some trouble.
Full slab replacement is not going to be the first option that we put on the table. Again cracks can happen due to things like extra pressure being applied to the surface. Sometimes just the natural movement of the ground is what’s causing them. Some of the minor repairs that we do just involve sealing off the crack. It’s a lot like when you have a scratch in your windshield. It may not seem like much, but you are not going to want it to spread. The best thing that you can do is fill up the crack and be on your way. Usually, it’s not a big deal.
When Is It A Big Deal?
As much we don’t want you to worry too much about these issues there are instances where you really should get help quickly. Especially if you are still “using” the surface on a daily basis. When you have a crack that is too wide or one that just keeps opening up over and over again, then it’s probably time to remove and replace the entire slab. What we are going to be doing is cutting out the part of the slab that is damaged. From there we want to be sure to even out the original terrain that we have just exposed. In exposing the terrain we are more likely to see some of the issues that are causing the cracks. Then we will end up settling in a new slab.
Are There Instances Where You Would Have To Do A Full Overhaul?
Complete overhauls of concrete surfaces are usually done to older surfaces that just keep running into trouble. It just makes more sense to tear everything down and start over. It also gives you a chance to create a unique surface from scratch!