We all love living here in beautiful Austin Texas and its surrounding communities, but we also have unstable soils that can cause our concrete to shift and settle.
We all have the impression that concrete should last a lifetime. It’s a strong durable material. It’s “hard as a rock”, isn’t it?
Concrete done correctly will be structurally sound for decades. However, some concrete will eventually need to be replaced because it is subjected to a variety of aging elements and shifting soils. Over time it can become stained, discolored, and cracked causing unsightly cosmetic issues as well as safety hazards.
But that’s not the only reason concrete fails. We all see how fast Austin and its surrounding area are growing. During the construction of neighborhoods, most builders will take the lowest bid for their concrete work, and the companies they hire will cut corners to keep their costs down, not investing the extra time, effort, and money to properly seat and support the concrete just to win jobs. The #1 reason new concrete fails is due to poor compaction and lack of support due to concrete contractors not using rebar.
We spend most of our time assessing and reconstructing poorly executed concrete jobs. It takes a certain amount of time, care, money and knowledge to do the job properly, but we do not cut corners to win business!
We take the time to properly prepare the base to limit movement, remove and limit undergrowth intrusion, and support the structure. Then we add structural fill aggregate to ensure permeation, drainage, and further restrict movement. Next, our craftsmen design and build custom forms and reinforcements using rebar for tensile strength, durability, and support. Lastly, we pour and finish the new concrete. When done properly and maintained, your concrete can outlive you!
We know why concrete fails and what it takes to make your concrete last.
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Ideally, fully cured concrete should be sealed annually, or at a minimum of once every 1-3 years.
But we don't live in a perfect world, and concrete is rarely sealed regularly, and often, never sealed at all.
Sealant offers protection from staining, discoloring, and water penetration.
Unsealed concrete may begin to crack, spall, and flake causing unsightly cosmetic issues.
Water intrusion over time can compromise the structural integirty of your concrete, causing a cosmetic issue to change into safety issue.
Unkept, damaged, sunk or shifted concrete can also create trip hazards.
Unresolved trip hazards can result in injuries to you and your family.
On top of that, unabated concrete issues can increase legal exposure unbeknownst to the property owner, creating conditions of liability, and the possibility of costly litigation.
We offer our services to residential and commercial customers as well as HOA and municipalities.
Contact us today for a free consultation.