For many homeowners, cracked or unlevel concrete is just one item on a laundry list of things to fix around their home. At Mount Valley Foundation Services, we understand that it can be easy to put off concrete repair. However, waiting too long to address these issues can lead to more advanced and ultimately more expensive repairs in the long run. At the first signs of concrete damage, it’s wise to take action and save money in the long run. Here, we’ll discuss concrete problem signs to look out for.
Common Concrete Problem Signs
Concrete can sustain damage for many reasons, and it will make itself known through a variety of telltale problem signs. Here are a few of the most common problems you will start to notice if your concrete is damaged.
Cracking concrete is a common sight across homes in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Savannah. It can often happen during the curing process after cement is poured, but the minimal hairline cracks typically remain stable. However, other forces can come into play and cracks can deepen and widen. It’s important to keep an eye on any cracks you see in your concrete and have them inspected or repaired as soon as possible.
Another telltale sign of concrete damage is areas of uneven concrete. Sections may dip or slabs may sink and no longer evenly meet. This is most common and visible in sidewalks. Not only does this make your property look bad, but the unevenness is a safety hazard. Anyone, especially those with mobility issues, can easily trip and fall where the concrete is uneven.
Uneven Driveway and Sidewalk
As mentioned above, uneven slabs are common, typically because of sinking soil beneath the slabs. This is most obvious in sidewalks with a series of slabs, as well as driveways. Along with tripping hazards, uneven concrete slabs can also harm your vehicle. Repeatedly driving over bumps and dips can lead to wear and tear on your brakes, tires, and suspension.
Call Mount Valley Foundation Services Today For Your Free Concrete Inspection
Concrete problems are not issues to be taken lightly. These unsightly dangers can spell trouble for your home. At Mount Valley Foundation Services, we offer free inspections of your whole home, so that we are able to spot and target the true cause of your concrete damage. We also provide free quotes so that you can feel confident about your decision to restore your concrete with us.
With our longstanding reputation for excellent service and decades of experience in foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, and concrete lifting, we’re proud to serve your South Carolina home. Set up your free inspection today!