Concrete’s structural strength makes it ideal for many different projects. However time, water intrusion, shifting soil and tree roots can cause cracking in the concrete surface. While the cracking is generally minor, they can get worse over time. These small cracks can turn into large structural cracks that can destroy the entire slab. Repairs done while the cracks are small will help prevent the bigger cracks from forming.
It is difficult to tell the difference between normal cracking and stress cracking. If the cracks appear to go all the way through to the bottom, it is time to call in the Concrete Repair Service in Honolulu. These types of cracks are potentially the most damaging to the structure of the slab. They need to be stabilized and repaired to ensure that they don’t cause future problems.
Chipping in the concrete can destroy its appearance and make it look older than it actually is. Chipped concrete also cause an uneven surfaces in which to play on. Chipping damage is usually caused by an impact damage or placing too much weight on the slab before it is fully cured. Since chipping can cause cause water to pool in places and prevent proper drainage, these chips will eventually damage the surrounding concrete and create an unusable surface. Most small chips can be repaired rather quickly.
Spiderweb cracks are an indication of stress cracks from a central point. As the stress on the slab changes due to shifting soil conditions, these cracks will spread. Concrete Repair Service in Honolulu is needed to reinforce the point where the concrete is experiencing the most stress. This area will most likely be the site of future failure. Repairs when the spiderweb cracks are small is easier to accomplish and takes less time to restore the surface back to its original condition.
Concrete has enemies that can fracture the surface. Restoring the integrity while these issues are small is a less intensive process than when they are bigger. Since it is hard to tell the difference between a structural crack and a cosmetic crack, all of them should be addressed so they don’t worsen. Contact Structural Systems Inc if cracks are discovered at any time.