What You Need to Know About Repairing Damaged Concrete
Can cracked concrete be repaired?
The short answer- is yes. The not so short answer- it’s always best to consult a professional for big projects like damaged concrete repair. Jumping into a DIY project can lead to a disaster and open up a whole new can of worms and that’s the last thing anyone needs. There are several methods to repairing cracked concrete. But before deciding how to fix a crack, an evaluation must be done to understand the root of the problem. Once the cause of the crack is known, then the method to fix it can be selected. Generally, well-established companies like Artistic Concrete Designs of Atlanta can provide trained and licensed professionals to take a look at your case and put together a proper repair plan. If you’re in need of concrete repair service, it’s easy to schedule an appointment today. Just give us a call! We proudly serve all residential and business properties in Atlanta and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Reasons why concrete goes bad:
There are several reasons that concrete can go bad. Hard to believe, but concrete actually has tiny pores and millions of microscopic cracks. This is why concrete is ‘porous.’ When you look at concrete under a magnifying glass, it is really remarkable how many tiny voids there are. Because of this unique feature of concrete, it can be susceptible to damage from salt and freeze/thaw cycles. Salt in the concrete pores can cause an acid-like reaction, eating away at the bonds. Water can also be a catalyst for damage; when it gets absorbed into the pores, it can expand when it freezes and eventually cause cracks - especially if it’s a bare, untreated surface.
Options to repair damaged concrete:
Polymers help create a strong bond between new and old concrete, acrylics add strength, and attractive finishes disguise patching and other repairs. Concrete surfaces can not only be filled in, leveled, livened up, and strengthened without expending the time and money to replace old concrete, some of the services we provide can actually make them look as good if not better than new. And since concrete can become damaged for a variety of reasons, there is no single solution to fix all problems. Depending on the cause of your damaged concrete, we’ll create a custom repair plan specifically for your case and provide a free estimate too!
Overall, it’s important to understand that poor installation of concrete can make it more vulnerable to damage. And most of that damage is actually started with the making of the concrete. This is one of the many reasons that it is vital to consult a trained professional when installing or repairing concrete. Artistic Concrete Designs is a trusted name in the Atlanta community for concrete repair and replacement. If you’d like to schedule a consultation, give us a call at (770) 580-2700 or contact us online. and one of our trained experts will be there to save your damaged concrete.