With proper maintenance, the concrete driveway at your home or business can last for many years. However, there are times when repairs and preventative measures are no longer effective. At this point, you may need to completely rebuild your driveway. Here are some signs it might be time to call Creative Concrete to replace your concrete driveway:
- Long, Deep Cracks and Lines
The ground that surrounds your concrete isn't as firm as you think. Seasonal weather changes force the soil to expand and contract with temperature fluctuations. This, combined with other elemental factors and mechanical stress, causes the concrete bed to shift and crack. These lines are unattractive and can ruin the appearance of your home's exterior.
While smaller and more shallow lines can be repaired, deeper ones usually require a replacement. Let the concrete driveway contractors at Creative Concrete assess your damages and provide professional guidance on your driveway's condition.
- Sunken Spots
Sloped driveways are designed to facilitate drainage. With the right angle and build, moisture from weather or landscaping naturally runs into the gutters and streets and away from your property. However, improper grading during construction or the presence of pits and other extensive damage can trap moisture while it's on the move. This water infiltrates porous concrete and erodes the underlying foundation.
A temporary fix for sunken spots involves injecting concrete underneath the affected area. However, this procedure could be expensive and often doesn't completely solve the problem. A full replacement of your concrete structure ensures your driveway can withstand the pressures of daily use.
- Potholes and Pits
Your concrete driveway bears an incredible amount of weight and friction on a daily basis. From thick layers of Minnesota snow and ice to the constant grind of vehicle wheels, the surface of your driveway takes a lot of abuse. Just like the city streets we navigate daily, your driveway is susceptible to potholes and deep pits. The salt and sand used to make our roads safer in winter weather also take its toll on your home's concrete. Once it sinks into the material, it's almost impossible to remove.
Creative Concrete is your source for high-quality professional concrete driveway installations in the Twin Cities, MN area. Come to us when your home or business needs concrete services. Call us at 612-414-7932 for answers to all of your concrete-related questions, or fill out this convenient online form and we will contact you directly.