Thursday, March 17th, 2022 by Morgan Kenney
A lot of people do not know why their concrete looks different in the spring....well when temperatures drop, the water that is trapped inside concrete freezes. When water freezes it expands which exerts pressure on the concrete slab. When it starts to warm up outside and the water melts, a void is left in the concrete. This happens every year which eventually causes your concrete to crack and settle. Here are some reasons why you should get your concrete fixed this spring or summer.
The problem could be in your driveway, pool deck, or sidewalk- it does not matter. Wherever you have uneven concrete, you can also have tripping hazards. Between the warm summer months and holidays, you will probably have people over at your home or your kids will want to play outside. The lifted edges of concrete can catch tires or toes and cause an accident. Plus in the wintertime, snow or rain can ice over in the settled areas of the concrete creating your own little skating rink you know you had until too late. You do not want any family, friends, or yourself to take a spill- especially because you did not get your concrete fixed.
No More Anxious Shoveling
You spend a good amount of time outside shoveling snow walkways and driveways in the winter. With uneven concrete, not only are you shoveling snow but anxiously waiting for the dreaded crash as your shovel hits a raised edge of a concrete slab. The vibration it sends up your arms is bad enough but with a snow-covered area, you see it coming. Lifting and leveling concrete makes the grueling task shorter, easier, and stress free.
Convenient and Save Money
It is much more convenient and costs less to have your concrete fixed now than it replaced later. Injecting the is done through small holes that are drilled into your concrete. The whole installation process (injection and curing time) takes about an hour, so you can go about your day and still use your sidewalk or driveway that same day. Lifting and leveling only works on concrete that is not all crumbles and dust- that takes replacing which costs a lot more and could take days to finish.
you can continue to jump over that settling concrete slab, adding air to those bike tires, or buying band aids but why should you have to? Instead get your concrete fixed and realize that life is easier and more comfortable now!