Concrete problems you might not spot immediately

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Concrete problems you might not spot immediately

Our reliable services give people more confidence when they use different concretes. Not only do we repair surfaces, but we also inspect for signs of issues. Our concrete condition surveys are important for many reasons. For example we may find out that something is wrong that needs attention quickly. As a result you can take steps to fix the problem before it gets worse or someone gets hurt.

With concrete, it’s typical for issues to grow steadily as time progresses. Sometimes, things become quite drastic before the owner notices anything. This is because problems may be hiding below the surface. If you want to be more proactive you need to know where all those hidden complications could pop up. This way, you can form an appropriate maintenance plan. The following are signs that things are about to go wrong.

Too smooth

Your surface may be excessively smooth. Indents appear in most concrete exteriors. We refer to them as control joints. Their job is to lower the frequency of cracking. Once you pour the material, various elements will dictate how the slab cures. Joints enable movement, protecting the final look. When the concrete is smooth, no control joints are present. Without them, major cracking can occur.

Small hairline cracks

Concrete cracks show up all the time. The issue is that people tend to ignore small hairline ones. However, you’ll soon realise that the cracks are becoming considerably wider or deeper. If the latter happens, you might see water seeping up from below the slab. As a result, the concrete can begin to sink. Such a situation will require you to get a costly repair.

At Churchill CT we use our concrete condition surveys to detect all kinds of problems early on. This is vital because we can prevent them from becoming more of a threat with the info. We assess bridge pillars, supporting walls, basements, and many other structures. That means clients only need to call on one specialist.

If you believe our assistance is necessary, please contact us.