Salem IL Concrete Repair
Concrete is more affordable than natural stone, brick or pavers and adds value to your outdoor and indoor spaces.
Concrete also comes in a nearly limitless array of colors and patterns. If you have old and crumbling concrete, it is fairly easy to repair and resurface and the cost savings is significant when you look at replacement with a different material.
If you have concrete that needs to be fixed, it is important to find the root cause of the deterioration before you begin repairs.
Concrete can be damaged by expansion, corrosion, fire, heat, leaching and many other processes.
Repairs must be made to stop that process before you resurface. The cost of the repair depends upon the size of the damage and the repair technique used.
In some cases, such as where a section of concrete is damaged due to heaving, that section may need to be cut out.
Heaving occurs when water freezes underground and expands, displacing the soil above.
The soil then pushes up on the concrete, causing it to crack and lift, creating unsightly crevices and unlevel concrete which can be unsafe to walk on.
In order to repair this, the affected area needs to be cut out and removed, so that the soil underneath can be addressed.
It may be necessary to remove more of the soil and re-level it, to prevent the problem from reoccurring.
The concrete resurfacing process involves cleaning the existing concrete, repairing it and overlaying it with a new surface that can be patterned, colored and sealed.
If your concrete has minor imperfections, stains, or cracks, a new concrete overlay will make it look new.
Properly installed overlays are just as durable and long-lasting as standard concrete and they give you numerous options for design.
Stamped overlays allow you to apply stamped or textured finishes, colors, and stains just as you would to newly poured concrete.
There are even overlay products that allow you to cover vinyl, tile or wood surfaces.
Depending on the condition of the concrete and your budget, your options for repair range from a simple color enhancement by applying a coat of stain to total resurfacing with a decorative overlay.
In any case, be it a sidewalk, garage floor, driveway, porch, or patio, give us a call and we will provide you with a free, no-hassle estimate to repair your concrete and get things back to normal!