When you deal with concrete, there are a whole host of issues that can flare up that need remedying by an experienced contractor. Sometimes you don't need to redo the whole thing, and repairs can be more cost-effective when it's not a severe problem. It's up to you to gauge the pros and cons when deciding to do concrete repairs on your property. Here are some of the more common concrete issues that call for repairs.
Garage Floor Repair
The main issue with garage floors that you will notice is that they crack! It's virtually inevitable that at some point, with the natural passage of time, you will see some breaks in the foundation of your concrete garage floor. It does not bend nor stretch without breaking as it is not a ductile material. The three most common types you will see include: pitting, spalling, and surface cracks. All three are relatively easy to repair, only pitting and spalling may take a bit longer.
When it comes to repairing your garage floor the most common solutions are polyutherane and epoxy compounds for crack filling. The sandable kind is preferable, because these cure harder than concrete and they also prevent water intrusion as well. Cheap latex or water based filler products are a definite no-no as these are not paintable, sandable or long-lasting. They eventually pull away and shrink from the repair. There is a reason these are readily available at any home improvement stores. They're a cheap DIY option but they don't create any lasting results.
Pool Deck Repair
Getting your pool deck resurfaced is absolutely important for the summer months. It can be hard to enjoy your backyard if the Florida sun and the natural elements are constantly beating down on your pool deck, turning it from a beauty into an eyesore. It's simple, quick, and very cost-effective to keep your pool area looking its best. There are many benefits to getting your pool deck repaired.
There is safety, for one. Nobody wants a slip and fall accident. This can be avoided if you get your pool deck repaired as soon as there are any issues. You can choose non-slip textures for their safety and efficacy. There are also many options for all types of styles and budgets. Acrylic coatings, for example, are extremely affordable and won't break the bank. Also a stained stamped concrete overlay is an option if you want to mimic the look of more high-end materials, but want to go easy on your wallet at the same time.
Sidewalks have their work cut out for them. Dogs, kids, bikes, your neighbor all use the sidewalk at some point, and it can deteriorate over time, just like anything else. An asphalt sidewalk has a lifespan of about 20 years, however concrete lasts you a little bit longer: 25-30 years. You absolutely want your property to look attractive and inviting. You can't have unattractive cracks and splits everywhere. These can also create a dangerous trip hazard. Rain can also collect and make it impossible to walk without getting soaked if you live in a rainier climate, like here in South Florida.
Here at Concrete Contractors FTL, we can help with all these types of concrete repairs. With our competitive prices, our licenses contractors are listening to you every step of the way so you end up with a service you are happy with and will gladly recommend to your friends and family. Call today for a free quote.