If your home or building is getting on in years and in all this time you haven't thought much about its concrete foundation, then it's likely you're going to need Edmonton concrete crack repair. Concrete is a resilient building material, but it does need proper maintenance in order to keep from falling into disrepair.
Concrete crack repair in Edmonton from OSCO Mudjacking & Shotcreting and Concrete Correctors is crucial for putting a stop to small cracks before they expand and pose a much larger and more expensive problem. If left unfixed, cracks can also become a hazard for the health and safety of all building occupants.
Despite the durability of concrete, cracks will naturally form over time. There are many different reasons why cracks may develop in concrete, including:
- Flaws in the original design and layout.
- Poor quality materials used in the original construction.
- Poor workmanship in the original construction.
- Exposure to sulphates.
- Excessive rain.
- Temperature fluctuations.
- Corrosion of reinforcing steel.
- Poor ground integrity.
- Poor drainage.
All of these factors can work together in different ways to cause different types of cracks. The four main types of concrete damage needing professional concrete repair in Edmonton are:
- Small cracks
Small cracks will typically result from everyday wear and tear. While they don't pose a big risk early on, they can expand over time.
- Deep cracks
Deep cracks can form after smaller cracks have been left unrepaired for a long time. They can also be the result of overall structural problems or problems with the soil underneath.
- Sunken concrete
This occurs when the entire structure begins to sink down due to loose surrounding dirt, a poor foundation, or extreme structure weight.
- Frost heave
Common in areas of cold climates, such as Edmonton, frost heave results in irregular breaks cause by water forcing the concrete upwards.
Why choose Osco Mudjacking & Shotcreting for Concrete Repairs in Edmonton?
Concrete repair in Edmonton should be carried out by qualified technicians who have the tools and expertise for the job. A technician will know which materials are better used for certain types of cracks in order to ensure proper bonding.
Materials used for concrete crack repair in Edmonton are difficult to apply and require a certain amount of curing time. Hiring a professional for the job will ensure that the materials are applied properly and that you'll know when your foundation is ready for use.
Having your home or building assessed on a regular basis is a good idea, especially if you own an older structure. Concrete cracks can develop at any time, and are much easier to take care of if spotted early.
At OSCO Mudjacking & Shotcreting and Concrete Correctors, reducing hazards with concrete repair in Edmonton is our speciality. You can trust our qualified concrete professionals to handle everything from minor fixes to complex restoration projects.
Don't wait to get in touch with us if you'd like an assessment or if you think it's time for concrete crack repair in your Edmonton home or building.