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Concrete Repair Rockhampton

We all know that concrete is very strong and durable. However, the effects of being out in the sun, rain and wind for all hours of every day can still cause issues with your concrete, particularly if some important preparations weren’t performed professionally enough when the concrete was first laid.

The most common damage to a concrete foundation or slab are cracks. If the cracks are minor, these can be fixed by the homeowner themselves.

 

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The internet and YouTube is full of good advice for repairing hairline cracks in concrete, so ensure that you research the proper methods beforehand, but the basic steps to follow are:

  1. Ensure the area to be fixed is clean of dirt and debris. You can use a wire brush or pressure cleaner.
  2. Either mix up some cement yourself, or use a caulking gun filled with a concrete crack filler and inject the concrete into the crack. Make sure you ensure the filler gets deep into the crack.
  3. When the crack is filled, remove excess and ensure a clean surface.
  4. Allow for drying time.

Ensuring you are on top of your concrete repairs is important because small cracks allow moisture into the crack, which can cause the crack itself to widen, or begin to compromise the ground layer beneath the concrete.

Small cracks become big cracks, and big cracks can become dangerous. And that is when you need professional concrete repairers like our contractors at JSL Concrete Rockhampton.

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Cracks are often just the symptom of a problem that is happening underneath the surface. And often the problem was introduced all the way back when the concrete was initially poured due to sub-professional preparation techniques.

If the concrete wasn’t mixed properly before it was applied, it can cause pitting in the concrete over a wide area. (Pitting is when you see numerous holes, like a honeycomb, in the concrete.)

If the soil beneath the concrete wasn’t compacted sufficiently before the concrete was poured, over time the ground might settle or drop slightly, which causes cracks to form in the concrete above.

If water gets into the soil beneath the concrete layer, it can cause erosion, which again causes cracks to form above, or large divots. 

Even the steel used to give strength to the concrete slab can cause issues down the line. When steel rusts, that rust begins to expand and effect and moved the concrete that surrounds it. This causes the concrete to become weak and brittle, and once again can lead to cracks.

There are many reasons why your concrete might require repair, but ultimately the earlier you have the problem repaired, the better it will be. At JSL Concrete Rockhampton, our expert concrete repair contractors will first inspect your concreting issue before determining the best course of action. Hopefully the action required will be simple, but if the problem is invasive and extreme, the solution might be that parts of the concrete slab needs to be redone.

 

If you have any further questions, or wish to have us come to your house or place of business to inspect your concreting issue, call us or leave your details in the contact form provided.

    Cracks are often just the symptom of a problem that is happening underneath the surface. And often the problem was introduced all the way back when the concrete was initially poured due to sub-professional preparation techniques.

    If the concrete wasn’t mixed properly before it was applied, it can cause pitting in the concrete over a wide area. (Pitting is when you see numerous holes, like a honeycomb, in the concrete.)

    If the soil beneath the concrete wasn’t compacted sufficiently before the concrete was poured, over time the ground might settle or drop slightly, which causes cracks to form in the concrete above.

    If water gets into the soil beneath the concrete layer, it can cause erosion, which again causes cracks to form above, or large divots. 

    Concrete Repair in Rockhampton