Identifying Concrete Problems
Although it might not seem like a big deal, issues with the concrete around your house can cause big problems in the long run. A single rogue crack can turn into a leaky basement in no time, which is part of the reason I started focusing so much on evaluating concrete issues. I realized that by identifying problems early, I could have them addressed proactively to resolve the problem. This website is all about identifying issues with your concrete so that you can get things fixed quickly the first time around. Read more about concrete issues on this blog and why they are so dangerous.
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Concrete cutting can be done to remove a portion of concrete, either permanently or because it has to be removed temporarily for some reason. Here are some of the different reasons why someone may need to have concrete cut.
Sometimes there are water or sewer pipes that are running under a slab of concrete. If there is an issue with those pipes and they need to be accessed to be repaired, then the concrete above the pipes will need to be cut so it can be removed to allow access to the pipes.
Do you have a concrete sidewalk or driveway that is starting to look more than a bit sunken? Concrete can shift and sink over time if the foundation it is sitting on is not that strong. This could lead to uneven breaks in the concrete or at the very least a sidewalk or driveway that doesn't look very good. Thankfully, there is a relatively easy fix if you know the right contractor.
Since your basement is below the ground, it's prone to dampness and water leaking in from the outside. Several things can cause wet basement problems from poor drainage around the house to cracks in the foundation. Many times, cracks may seem serious, but they're not a danger to the structure of your house. Still, they can be problems when they let water leak into the basement. Here are some tips for dealing with cracks in the foundation and how they're repaired.