The Denver climate is not the easiest for concrete to survive in. The temperature can flux wildly around here, sometimes to great extremes. This shift from below to above freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on any concrete that you may have around your house. Your driveway, your patio, even the concrete of your basement floor, are all susceptible to weakness from these extreme temperature changes.
Because concrete has water in it, the material will expand when frozen and contract when thawing. This movement can cause cracks and splits to occur within the material itself. Other times, the ground underneath the concrete can shift, causing it to sink into the ground. Unevenness, cracks, or sinking are all signs that your concrete should be repaired. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place to have all your concrete needs addressed.
One of the biggest concerns you should have regarding uneven concrete is the pooling or misdirecting of water around your home. Pooling water is never a good thing, as standing water is one of the most destructive forces found in nature. Not only can standing water attract mosquitoes and other disease-bearing insects, it can also gradually wear away at the material underneath it, either eating away at the concrete itself, or washing away the ground below, which could cause the concrete to sink further.
Drainage problems can also occur if your concrete has shifted and is no longer ideally angled. Driveways and patios – even sidewalks to the front door – are angled in such a way as to avoid directing draining water toward the foundation of your home. Your concrete should help facilitate the water’s movement away from the house, to protect it from seeping into the house itself and causing water damage. If you find water is no longer being directed away from the house, your concrete’s sinking or unevenness should be addressed.
Having uneven, sunken, or cracked concrete around your patio or walkways can be a big safety concern for your family or those who are visiting your home. Small holes can easily be tripped in, as they are not easily seen. Additionally, sunken concrete can cause lips to form in unexpected places, and people can stumble while walking if they aren’t paying attention. Tripping or falling onto concrete can be a dangerous situation, and can often cause scrapes, sprained ankles, or worse. If you have people around your home that have mobility issues, it is especially important for you to address any sunken or cracked concrete, before someone gets hurt.
Furthermore, rocking or vibrating concrete slabs can cause people to become unstable as they are walking, and can also make someone fall. An cracked or sunken basement floor should also be a concern, as it can cause furniture or other objects in the room to tip over without warning, potentially harming a person or other object in the room.
If you find yourself facing any of these concrete issues in your home, please do not hesitate to reach out to use for assistance. Our easy and affordable concrete lifting procedure is the perfect solution for any of your concrete repair needs. We would be happy to help you address any concerns you might have with the concrete around your Denver home.
If you are ready to get started on your concrete repair project today, do not hesitate to reach out to us, either by filling out our easy online form or by calling us at (303) 883-3322. We look forward to hearing from you.