Concrete is a solid sponge. Although it is resistant to moisture, it will absorb any liquid that it comes into contact with. This is why it stains so easily. Concrete is composed of cement, ash and water. It doesn’t conduct heat well, which means that it is relatively impervious to temperature fluctuations. With all of its benefits, concrete is still susceptible to tree roots and gradual wear and tear. Concrete is ideal for construction applications because it gets harder over time and it’s inexpensive. Even with all its advantages, it will still fail. If you experience concrete failure, contact Irving Foundation Repair for slab repair.
Causes of Concrete Failure
There are many causes of concrete failure. That large oak tree in your front yard may have been in your family for over 30 years but it’s roots can wreak havoc on your sidewalk, pier and beam foundation, walkways and porch. Tree roots are so strong that they can apply so much pressure to concrete that it will eventually buckle or be shifted out of the way completely. If concrete is not poured on top of a reinforced sub base, it is not safe from settling and cracking. When concrete settles it doesn’t always settle evenly. This is where our clients experience problems. Copious amounts of rain and flooding also contribute to concrete failure.
Benefits of Professional Slab Repair
With concrete smooth and even, people can walk across it without risk of tripping and falling. Americans are the most litigious group of people in the world. The last thing you need is for a guest to get their foot caught in the gap of the concrete, fall and sue. Slab repair gives you peace of mind. There are a plethora of DIY videos on the Internet illustrating how homeowners can repair their own concrete. Sure, you may be able to spend an entire weekend repairing your concrete but you won’t be able to duplicate the results of a professional. Not to mention, what will take you three days to complete, will take Irving Foundation Repair, less than an hour. Professional slab repair is time efficient.
Slab Repair Applications
Slab repair appropriate for residential and commercial applications. We don’t use a one size fits all approach. Experience and technology are combined to yield the best results. The most common slab repair requests are for driveways and sidewalks. Our skilled concrete contractors are versed in repairing patios, walkways, garage floors, steps, stoops, balconies and basements. The thing that sets us a part from the fray is our level of expertise. Our contractors are highly vetted. We only employ the most skilled concrete professionals. You may be surprised to know that not all concrete is created equally. We don’t use standard concrete that you can purchase at your local hardware store. We utilize superior concrete mix to guarantee durability.
There is ample evidence of failed concrete throughout Irving. Why is there so much buckled, chipped and cracked concrete when it is one of the least expensive building materials on the market? Most people are afraid of sticker shock. What they don’t realize is that not only is concrete affordable to purchase, it’s also reasonably priced to repair. You don’t have to break the bank to have flawless concrete. Irving Foundation Repair is able to offer slab repair at below market rates because we source our supplies and tools directly from the manufacturer while our competitors purchase from local retailers.