Concrete is one of the most common surfaces on any property thanks to its durability and strength. However, concrete is not immune to damage, which is usually caused by weak soils. Colorado homeowners can benefit from learning the warning signs of concrete problems, and Peak Structural has the concrete repair tools to keep your home safe.
Common Concrete Problem Signs
Concrete problems all stem from one particular issue: weak soil. Soil becomes weakened due to high moisture, drought, or poor compaction during construction. Since Colorado tends to experience long periods of dryness, your soil could dry out and cause concrete problems. Here’s what to look out for.
Sunken, Uneven Concrete
This symptom is exactly what it sounds like. If the soil underneath concrete becomes weak, the concrete will sink into it. Sometimes an entire concrete structure will sink, but most of the time a section or two of concrete will be affected.
When this happens, you’re left with uneven concrete with some sections jutting upward and others sloping downward. These become tripping hazards for those living in your home and could damage any vehicles driving over these sections.
Cracks Across Concrete
Another symptom of concrete damage are cracks across your concrete surface. You’ve probably seen this many times in driveways and sidewalks alike. While small cracks may not seem like a big deal at first, they can slowly grow into larger cracks and cause breakage.
Wasps, Hornets, and Other Pests
Gaps in concrete attract animals looking for shelter. Wasps and hornets may be especially interested in the dark, damp, covered space. Sometimes snakes or other critters might make a home in broken concrete as well. If you’re seeing an abundance of pests around your concrete, it may be time to consider repairs.
Concrete damage can be indicative of an even larger problem on the horizon. Weak soil can also affect your home’s foundation. On the flip side, foundation settlement and other foundation damage signs around your home can also indicate potential concrete damage. They go hand in hand, so if you notice one, stay alert for the other.
Don’t Suffer from Concrete Problems, Peak Structural Can Help
Concrete problems are no fun for anyone. They can lower your home’s curb appeal, become tripping hazards, and lead to future foundation damage. Don’t worry! Peak Structural has the tools and expertise to stop concrete issues for good. We use PolyRenewal™, a bio-friendly polyurethane injection system that is strong enough to support concrete without any of the side effects that soil experiences.
Installation is quick, clean, and minimally invasive to your property. Our team drills penny-sized holes in your problematic concrete and fills them with the polyurethane solution. Once installation is complete, these drilled holes become virtually invisible, and your cracked concrete becomes sealed.
Peak Structural proudly serves Denver, Colorado Springs, and the Pikes Peak Region. Contact us to receive a free estimate on our concrete lifting services and speak to one of our team members today!