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Should You Repair or Replace Your Concrete Driveway?
Cracks in your concrete driveway may start small, but they can quickly become a costly problem if left unaddressed. Cracks can negatively impact your curb appeal and property value.
Unfortunately, cracks in concrete driveways only get worse with time. Plus, finding a good concrete repair contractor can often be as difficult as the job itself.
Thankfully, the experts at Texan Concrete Specialist have years of experience and expertise in dealing with concrete driveway cracks. We know the signs a concrete driveway needs to be repaired and / or replaced and we know how to get the job done affordably and on-time when it does.
Signs Your Concrete Driveway Needs to Be Repaired / Replaced
Cracks in your concrete driveway are a common problem many homeowners face. If you notice small cracks appearing in your concrete driveway, be sure to take note of them as they can become costly problems. Small cracks can often be repaired if they are fixed before they become too large. Large cracks are often indicative of serious damage which may be cause for concrete driveway replacement.
Types of Cracks:
Random crack - This kind of crack is a crack that extends into different directions.
Setting crack - Setting cracks appear due to uneven or poor compaction of the soil.
Heaving cracks - Heaving cracks are due to freezing and thawing in the cold months.
Impact cracks - Cracks that result from extreme force or impact
Drainage Issues / Water Pooling
If your concrete driveway is in good condition, water won’t affect it much.However, if you have drainage issues with your driveway, it can lead to serious damage. An uneven or sloped driveway will often have water running down the middle or pooling water in one or more areas. This can weaken the driveway in the spots where water tends to gravitate and result in an increasing number of cracks and potholes in your concrete driveway.
Not only are potholes a visual eyesore like concrete cracks in your driveway, but they can also be a problem for your vehicle. Like cracks, they get worse with time and can be repaired if dealt with quickly enough.
Potholes are caused by the ground beneath a concrete driveway expanding and contracting. Unfortunately, this means that potholes may reappear eventually, even after repair.
A great solution to the problem of potholes in your concrete driveway is concrete driveway replacement
Fading / Appearance Decay
Fading from exposure to the sun’s UV rays is a common problem with concrete driveways. UV rays penetrate the driveway surface, oxidizing the surface and causing the color to fade.
If your driveway is starting to appear weathered, you may want to consider getting a concrete driveway replacement. Though the problem appears cosmetic, UV exposure can also weaken the concrete driveway. Life the durability of the concrete has been affected, it is best to go with a total replacement.
Age / Time
Driveways, particularly asphalt driveways, do have a limited lifespan, even though the lifespan of a concrete driveway can be decades long. If your driveway is past its prime, you may be experiencing a combination of all of the issues mentioned above. After years of exposure to harsh weather, UV rays, damaging chemicals, and daily use, things such as cracks, potholes, and fading are inevitable. Repairs are also less likely to be effective once a driveway is particularly old and weathered.
A driveway replacement can solve your issues quickly and completely. You won’t waste time and money trying to patch a driveway that’s simply at the end of its practical life span.
What Causes Concrete Driveway Cracks?
The number one cause of concrete driveway cracks and damage is the natural temperature change that occurs with the changing of the seasons.
Concrete contracts and expands as the temperature changes, causing small fissures. These fissures can grow into large cracks as various materials get inside them such as water, dirt, plant life, etc.
In the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, our quick-change weather can exacerbate the problems in your concrete driveway. The wide range of temperatures, particularly the extreme heat in the summer, also cause many concrete problems for homeowners in Dallas / Fort Worth.
Concrete Driveway Repair
Concrete driveway repair can be prohibitively expensive. This is especially true if your driveway is colored or stamped concrete. It can be difficult to find out which concrete contractors and companies in Dallas / Fort Worth even repair stamped concrete driveways, and if they will be able to match your specific concrete driveway. Most cement companies and contractors will claim to be able to do so. Unfortunately, if you realize the cement contractor you hired is NOT capable of delivering the driveway repair job you paid for, it is often already too late in the process. Now you’re stuck with an expensive driveway repair job you’re unhappy with.
Here at Texan Concrete Specialist, we want to keep that from happening to you. We STRIVE to be the best concrete contractors in DFW and provide the best driveway repair service around.
We ALWAYS minimize damage to surrounding areas.Our goal is ALWAYS to finish jobs in the timeliest manner possible without sacrificing the quality of our work or the customer care we PRIDE ourselves on.
Find out more HERE: Driveway Repair in and around Euless, Texas
What About STAMPED Concrete Driveways?
Texan Concrete Specialist performs repair, restoration, and full stamped concrete replacements to your concrete driveway.
Whether you need a concrete contractor to repair a small section of your stamped concrete driveway, or you’d like to upgrade your concrete driveway, or even if you’re starting from scratch and would like the best stamped concrete driveway in your neighborhood, Texan Concrete Specialist is the concrete contractor to call!
A stamped concrete driveway can give your home the aesthetic overhaul you’ve been looking for!
Stamped Concrete Driveway Repair
A cracked or damaged driveway in need of concrete repair can negatively impact your curb appeal and mar an otherwise immaculate home.
At Texan Concrete Specialist, we know how important your unique, stamped-concrete driveway is to you. We take the utmost care to preserve the original look of your stamped concrete. Other concrete contractors may perform unnecessary upheaval to your driveway in order to repair stamped concrete.
We pride ourselves on making as little damage and disturbance as possible to your home, life, and of course, your stamped concrete driveway.
Hire Texan Concrete Specialist
With over 20 years of experience, Texan Concrete Specialist is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers' interests and make their concerns the basis of our business. If you can dream it we can create it. Call us today for more information about stamped concrete and get a FREE quote for your project!