When it comes to the health of your home’s concrete, there are various problem signs that you should be on the lookout for around your home. At Tar Heel Basement Systems, we have the team, skills, and solutions to keep your concrete looking like it was freshly poured.
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Common Concrete Problem Signs
If your driveway, pool deck, or sidewalk are sunken, cracked, or uneven, it is more than just an eyesore. If left untreated, your concrete can become a dangerous hazard where trips and falls may occur.
More than just an unsightly problem, cracked concrete can become dangerous, as it can cause tripping. Cracked concrete also exposes your foundation to the elements, such as air and water. Once water gets into your concrete, it begins to form cracks and voids as it slowly deteriorates your sidewalk, driveway, or pool deck. The cracks also cause water to pool around your foundation, causing additional problems to other aspects of your home’s foundation.
Much like cracked concrete, uneven concrete can also cause accidents. Uneven concrete is also extremely unappealing and can even lower your property value if you decide to sell your home. While you may not pay much attention to your uneven concrete, it is a problem you should be aware of. If your concrete is uneven, you should have it lifted to make the slabs even with each other. Once the slabs have been lifted, then your sidewalk or another concrete walkway will look as good as new.
Sinking Concrete Slabs
Eventually, your concrete slabs will begin to sink into the soil around your property. Because concrete is heavy and it is commonly stepped upon, sinkage is normal; however, it should not be left alone. Sinking concrete slabs that are ignored will cause additional issues like cracking concrete and making slabs uneven. They can also downgrade the appearance of your house, making your home the neighborhood eyesore, which can make it difficult to rent out or sell if you decide to down the line.
Don’t Deal with Concrete Lifting Problems Any Longer. Our Experts Can Help!
At Tar Heel Basement Systems, we are familiar with the hot, humid climate and various types of soil that surround the Northern North Carolina, Durham, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem areas. So, you can fully trust us with taking care of your foundation and its concrete. Don’t think that damaged concrete is something you can just leave alone. You should have it evaluated by one of our trusted technicians. We provide FREE inspections of all parts of your foundation at no obligation to you. If a problem is found, our technicians will use their knowledge and tools to rectify the situation. Don’t put it off, contact us now! Make your home’s concrete look good as new.