All around Colorado, the residents are asking for one thing to be made a priority; fixing uneven concrete and repairing the broken sidewalks. This frustration becomes even more daunting when you begin to struggle with uneven concrete on your own property. Fortunately, you have control of your home and what happens on your land, so repairing your uneven concrete is entirely within the realm of possibility! Even better, you don’t have to wait on the government to get it done, either.
If you’re dealing with uneven concrete in your driveway or property but haven’t thought much about fixing it yet, it’s time to make that a priority. There are many harmful aspects to uneven pavement, especially if you have children or elderly people living in your home or frequenting your property. Knowing the dangers of uneven concrete should encourage you to reach out and get someone to come and repair the damage as soon as possible.
With as common as it is, uneven concrete may seem harmless other than being a sight for sore eyes. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. There are many unsuspecting risks associated with uneven concrete, but these 4 following dangers are the biggest ones to worry about.
Everyday, your car drives over the concrete in your driveway. This means that everything on the concrete, or compromising it, is affecting your tires. The jagged edges of broken and uneven concrete will wear your tires down much quicker than normal and put them at a greater risk of being punctured, torn, or damaged in other ways due to the uneven concrete.
The most obvious cause for concern when it comes to uneven concrete is the potential for physical harm. Not only could you trip and skin your knees and palms or stub your toe, you or a family member could take a nasty spill and break a bone or hit their head. Uneven concrete isn’t something to forget about, because the moment you do, you’re eating pebbles.
Uneven concrete that doesn’t yet appear to be broken or “too far gone” is usually due to roots or other shifting underground that you can’t see. Eventually, these problems will surface, and it usually ends up being much worse and more expensive than just handling the uneven concrete from the start. You’re setting yourself up for failure if you don’t get the uneven concrete fixed.
Even if you’re not thinking ahead to the potential of having to put your home on the market, but the thought should still be something to consider. You’ll have to ask less for the home if your concrete is a disaster, and it all begins with those uneven slabs that rapidly spiral into a major, expensive problem. Plus, homes that look nicer, sell for more.