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Concrete Repair Bundaberg

Most of us are well aware that one of the biggest benefits of concrete is its strength and durability. But even so, the passage of time can majorly effect your concrete, particularly if the initial concrete preparation was not as professional as it should have been.

Cracks in your concrete is easily the most common damage that your concreting surfaces are likely to receive. Most of the times these cracks will probably be minor and don’t require professional repair. Following some YouTube videos to give you the best advice for how you can deal with these hairline cracks, so do your research before hand.

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But basically, you should:

1. Make sure the area around the crack is clean of all dirt and debris by using a wire brush and some elbow grease, or perhaps even a pressure cleaner.

2. Fill a caulking gun with pre-made concrete crack filler. Inject that into the crack, and make sure it gets deep into the depths of the crack.

3. Once you have filled the crack, remove whatever is left over and make double sure that the surface is clean.

4. Find a movie on Netflix, while allowing time for the crack filler to dry.

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Cracks mightn’t look like they are dangerous, but water can get in through the cracks and spread out. This can cause the crack to widen, or, if the water gets below the concrete, the water can cause the ground beneath the concrete to subside … and even a small subsidence can ruin your concrete.

Put simply, big cracks are just small cracks given enough time. While they are small cracks you might be able to handle them yourself, but when they become big cracks, you really need professional concrete repairers like us a Driveways ‘N’ More Concrete Bundaberg.

If you are seeing a lot of cracking in your concrete surfaces, this is indicating that the might be some problem hiding below the surface. Unfortunately, the problem was probably introduced when the concrete was poured in the first instance, usually by below-standard preparation and pouring techniques.

Improperly mixed concrete can cause tiny honeycomb-like holes to appear over large areas when the concrete sets. These holes are called ‘pitting’.

The steel used to enforce the concrete slab can rust; that rust begins to warp and effect the steel and the concrete slabs that surrounds it, leaving the concrete itself brittle, weak and susceptible to cracking.

Large divots in your concrete could be the cause of water getting into the earth underneath the bottom layer of the concrete. This water causes erosion, which leads soil being eaten away and the concrete above to settle down, leaving behind the divots previously mentioned.

And speaking of the soil, before concrete is poured, the soil over which the concrete is to be poured needs to be compacted down hard. Failure to do so leaves the soil room to move, which can open up cracks in the surface of the concrete.

The above are just a few reasons why a concrete surface might require repairing, and when that happens, you should call us. Our concrete repair specialists are waiting for your call. It is better to call us early than to wait, as that wait will ensure the problem is worse. Concrete doesn’t heal itself over time; problems get worse, not better.

If you have any further questions about concrete repair, or you wish to receive a free quote for your next concrete repair job, please call us or leave your details in the contact form provided.

Cracks mightn’t look like they are dangerous, but water can get in through the cracks and spread out. This can cause the crack to widen, or, if the water gets below the concrete, the water can cause the ground beneath the concrete to subside … and even a small subsidence can ruin your concrete.

Put simply, big cracks are just small cracks given enough time. While they are small cracks you might be able to handle them yourself, but when they become big cracks, you really need professional concrete repairers like us a Driveways ‘N’ More Concrete Bundaberg.

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