My concrete is heaving and crumbling! WHAT NOW?
My concrete is broken, why? WHAT NOW? This is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear. Long-lasting, resilient concrete doesn't happen by coincidence, but through experience and professionalism. Here are the top three reasons concrete structural cracks and crumbling occur.
Improper mix of concrete. This includes a range of problems like too much water in the mix, inadequate strengths or dry mud. Reputable contractors always know what good mix looks and feels like. We know the mixes that fit every situation, environmental condition, soil condition, weather, time of the year and many more variables. We deliver our own concrete for quality control from the best supplier in the nation, Martin Marietta.
Overly rapid drying of the concrete. Too rapid of a drying process happens when a chemical reaction is caused by the water amounts added to the mix. In this area of the country we are experts in designing and mixing just the right concrete for the job at hand. The concrete needs to be mixed properly to match the environmental situation when the concrete is poured.
Not preparing subgrade to soil conditions. The ground where you are pouring the concrete must be compacted and level. Not having this done correctly can cause drainage issues or washouts. The forms must be prepared, leveled and squared. If the concrete is not level and square, it will usually crack much more quickly.
Tear it out and replace it!! We have all the right equipment to get your damaged and hazardous concrete removed quickly and the knowledge and construction ability to replace it quickly. It will be done correctly and the job will last for years and years without problems! We can easily haul off the waste and turn it into recycled materials, helping to keep our planet green. Doing it this way, both of us are helping the environment!
Additionally, educate yourself about concrete care - especially in the first year. Avoid the use of chemical deicing agents and consider applying a sealant.
Every job big or small can have obstacles when it comes to the movement of concrete from the truck once it arrives. Our 32 meter boom allows us to easily move the necessary amount of concrete from the truck to where it is needed on the job site with ease. Click the link below to be contacted for a free estimate.