Are you looking to prepare your home for spring and have cracks in your concrete driveway, sidewalk, or foundation? Now is the time to get these issues fixed so that more damage does not occur during the rainy spring season. Concrete repair is the most economical and affordable option in most cases for driveways and sidewalks.

What causes cracks in concrete?

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Have you ever wondered how concrete can be poured in smooth and be fine for awhile and then suddenly it begins to crack? There are several explanations for this. One of the main reasons is wear and tear over time. Exposure to extreme weather conditions and trauma from shovels, vehicles, and the like will cause the concrete to weaken. The weakened concrete will crack over time, but this is more superficial. Another way concrete can crack is due to tree roots underneath the concrete pushing it upwards. This is a more serious concrete repair and may require re-pouring after removal of the tree and roots.

Why not re-pour every time?

If you’ve gotten a quote from another contractor who says that the only way is to rip it up and re-pour, call us for a second opinion! It’s not always the best option to re-pour concrete as opposed to repairing it. Re-pouring concrete can be costly, unnecessary, and take up a lot of your time. Concrete repair is a better option in most cases of superficial/localized damage because it is more affordable and the repair can usually be made to match the existing concrete.

foundation repair contractor decatur al concrete repairWhat is the next step?

The next step is to call Affordable Foundation & Home Repair for a free quote. Additionally, if you’re not sure if the crack in your concrete needs fixed, send us a picture! We would be happy to tell you if it’s necessary to repair the crack. We want to provide you with the easiest and most affordable concrete repair process that we can. Give us a call today and we can get started on getting your home and property ready for spring!