- Posted August 7, 2014 by
Reasons To Consider For Having A Concrete Removal Work Done On Your Driveway
Summers are always the best time to work on some home improvement projects that you may have been thinking of doing all year. You can use your vacation leave credits to simply stay at home and paint the fences that need repainting, clean the gutters or even give your garage a good clean so that you can suitably park your car in it and that it will look like a garage and not some storage unit.
And while you’re intent on making sure that your private parking slot will be suitable to house your vehicle, you may as well take the time to inspect another important aspect of your car park: your concrete driveway.
Perth property owners should know that concrete driveways and other infrastructures made of this particular material will undergo regular wear and tear and such damages can easily be hastened a number of different internal and external factors, which include water (in liquid or ice form such as snow), gases and ions.
Whether you want your concrete driveway to maintain its good condition, it will never do so. And when the visible and invisible damages on your concrete walkway are quite noticeable and are affecting your family’s security and safety, it is time to consider doing some concrete removal. Perth residents should know that if they see the following on their concrete walkways, they should consider having them removed:
Abnormally deep and broad cracks. A number of factors can contribute to your concrete driveway having these issues such as the incorrect preparation of the sub grade used, erosion of the subgrade or even regular wear and tear. Sealing such large cracks may only work effectively temporarily. For a more permanent and stronger fix, consider having parts of or the whole concrete driveway replaced.
Extensive spalling or pitting on the concrete driveway’s surface. Experts say that it is more practical to have concrete driveways that are flaking, pitting or spalling than having them resurfaced.
Sunken concrete slabs. These sunken slabs are also due to the improper preparation of the concrete driveway’s sub grade. It is also possible that loose dirt may have been used for the sub grade and this mixture caused your concrete slab to sink.
Though you may think that resurfacing or putting on sealants on cracks and other damages on your concrete driveway is a cheaper option, the problem is that they are temporary and not too long-lasting or strong fixes. If you’re still unsure if having your concrete driveway is the best option, you can always consult construction specialists for their advice.