Concrete Driveway Repair
Delgado’s and son’s enterprises provide quality concrete construction services for over 20 years. Our customers are industrial and commercial clients as well as real estate developers. We try our best to meet the client’s needs by employing skilled workers, and by timely execution of the scheduled work.
Keep your concrete driveway in the best condition possible thanks to the team of experts at Delgado’s and son’s enterprises that are committed to delivering the highest-quality concrete driveways in Texas. We pop up when you search for the best concrete driveway sealing near me. Our concrete driveway replacement products maintain their strength and integrity regardless of the environment in an affordable price.
Concrete Driveway Repair
A concrete driveway will last for 15-25 years, but it can develop cracks, discoloration, settlement, and scaling. It can be due to improperly built foundation and concrete slab or poor concrete mixing. Erosion is a common cause of sunken concrete and it washes away soil from under your driveway, creating a void or space under the concrete slab. Poor yard drainage can make erosion worse. A heavy load can cause sections of the driveway to sink and crack over time. Driveways can crack along joints and cut lines and can also cause safety concerns when the broken slabs heave or settle thereby creating trip hazards. Concrete cracks can also be caused by growing tree roots. The most common cause of concrete cracks is standing water which penetrates into the concrete. In climates where freeze/thaw cycles are common, water freezes, expanding and crumbling just a little more of the concrete. Winter salts also cause damage to a driveway, as they penetrate the surface of concrete and the steel reinforcement inside the material leading to cracks.
There are many ways to repair your driveway.
This is used to repair minor cracks. It is inexpensive. The surface is cleaned and a thin layer of cement is applied. A clear sealing coat is then applied after the surface is dried to prevent staining or water damage.
Filling is done when the damage is big for an overlay which could be due to extreme weather conditions. The cracks are filled with epoxy and then left to dry. This material is very strong, waterproof and flexible to prevent further cracks.
Patching is similar to filling, but works for larger areas where vinyl patching compound is spread evenly inside the pothole. After the patch dries it is sealed to prevent water absorption and stains.
Concrete driveway resurfacing is used to rehabilitate an existing concrete to make it look better. Contractors will take off the top layer of your concrete driveway and replace it with a new concrete overlay. If your driveway is experiencing cracking or scaling,resurfacing will not only covers up existing flaws but will also enhance its overall look. This is a more practical and cheaper alternative and less time consuming compared to the overlay method. Resurfacing materials are usually a combination of high grade polymers and cements.
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If the concrete driveway is structurally unstable then the best option is to remove it. This process can be time consuming and expensive.
Slabjacking is an effective way to raise the slab back to its original position to create a stable surface if your concrete driveway is sinking in some spots. Several small holes are drilled near the damaged areas and polyurethane foam or a cement grout mixture is poured through the holes to fill the voids beneath the concrete slab. Later the holes are filled with new concrete and the cracks are caulked.
A new coat of water-based, UV-resistant stain is applied to maintain the beauty of your driveway for years to come.
The size of repair and the design of your concrete driveway will determine which method should be used.
Crushed concrete driveway is one of the cost effective options to construct your driveway. Paving companies recycle large blocks of concrete. The crusher crushes and mills the big blocks, and the paving or filling material is resold as crushed concrete. The final product is concrete stones and stone dust to fill the space between the rocks and ensure that the pieces interlock into a more solid layer. Most of the recycled concrete comes from demolished or renovation of old structures. Crushed concrete driveway is more eco-friendly and has a relatively long lifespan as well. It doesn’t crack nor requires repairing.
Driveway Seal Coating
It is important to properly seal your concrete driveway and caulk the cracks in order to prevent water penetrating the concrete’s surface and flowing under the slab. Sealants also make it easy for you to clean oil or other leaked fluids from your vehicle. Concrete sealers permanently block the tiny pores and cracks in the cement, keeping all the moisture from getting inside which prevents mold growth. The sealers will also help guard the surface from ultraviolet rays of the sun and protect the colors from fading.
The most common types of driveway sealers are acrylic-resin based and are often blended with epoxies, polyurethanes or silicones to improve performance, durability and water resistance. Polyurethanes, epoxies and penetrating resins are also used.
Driveway Expansion Joint Replacement
Concrete expansion joints also known as isolation joints are important for your driveway. An expansion joint is a material placed in the joints between concrete slabs to protect the slabs from cracking when they contract and expand as the temperature and humidity level changes. It acts as a shock absorber and after a while, the expansion joint can dry out and won’t absorb the stress as well. Old sealant and worn out felt needs to be removed so that joints will prevent moisture from seeping under concrete pads and casing them to sink.
Our team of experts at Delgado’s and son’s enterprises start with a detailed and personalised examination to determine which method is correct to use when repairing your worn or cracked concrete driveway. Call us today when you are trying to decide whether to repair, or replace your uneven concrete driveway and we will offer solutions to the cause of your sunken concrete issues.