If you’re noticing more and more cracks in your driveway, you must assume that there is a serious problem somewhere. Indianapolis Concrete Professionals will help you figure out why you are experiencing this problem. This is something that our experts find very important to do before they being the work of repairing your cracks. We talk to many homeowners who have attempted to repair the concrete on their own only to find than in less than a year that the problem has resurfaced. Now what are you supposed to do? Some go back to the drawing board by watching another DIY video to find out what they can do. They attempt to perform the same job again and still to no avail; the problem reappears later. The best option at this point is to rely on the services of a professional concrete service, such as Indianapolis Concrete Professionals.
Evaluating the Problem
Again, before the problem can be resolved our expert needs to find out what is causing the problem. Once the problem is found it will then be necessary to prep the area where the cracks are found, remove any unstable concrete and if there is any contamination found; this also needs to be removed. It is only after our repair experts have made thorough evaluation of the problem that they are capable of determining the best approach to the problem. They are evaluating the problem to determine if it is something superficial or structural. If there are diagonal cracks that go across concrete beams, this is something that should be evaluated further by an engineer. It is clearly structural damage and should be taken very seriously.
The Cause of Cracks
There are various reasons why cracks might occur. The average person may not know why but we certainly do. Cracks can occur when there is corrosion of reinforcing steel. Steel rebar is placed inside concrete and helps prevent rust. However, if chloride ions are also in the concrete it will begin to destroy the inside of the concrete and rust will develop. The rust will press on the concrete and can create enough tension that causes it to begin cracking. We also find such things as, drying shrinkage cracks, plastic shrinkage cracks, alkali-aggregate reaction, and freeze-thaw disintegration.
Take Immediate Action
When you begin to notice cracks, no matter how minor they might seem, contact Indianapolis Concrete Professionals to have them evaluated and repaired. The problem might be worse than you imagined but on a positive note; it might not be as serious as you think. It is important that you understand the underlying problem so that you can make a decision about what you will do to remedy the problem. If the cracks are in the foundation of your property, time is of the essence! Your problem could become more expensive to repair if you do not address it at the onset of the problem. Get the repairs you need by calling us today.