Common Concrete Problems

Jul 26, 2021

Concrete is a popular building material for many reasons. It is versatile, durable, and long-lasting – as long as the concrete is installed and maintained properly. Whether you are a homeowner who wants to install a smooth driveway or extend an existing driveway, one who wants to create an outdoor patio space, or a small business owner looking for impressive concrete flooring for your commercial property, the possibilities of using concrete to achieve your goals are remarkable.

However, as with any building material, concrete can show wear and tear. If it is not laid correctly or cared for, you will likely notice some issues with your concrete surfaces. At MD Residential, we strive to provide exceptional customer service and quality work to every job we do. Our company proudly offers quality driveway installations and replacements, concrete patios, and a variety of other concrete construction services to the greater Atlanta area.

Common Problems that You May Face

  1. Cracking – The most common issue that arises with concrete is having cracks appear on the surface. It is imperative that contractors know how to prevent water from seeping into the concrete material.
  2. Surface Scaling – Scaling occurs when the concrete surface degrades between 1.5 – 5.0 millimeters during the first year after installation. Your concrete should be treated and properly sealed to reduce the likelihood of more scaling in the future.
  3. Blisters – Concrete blisters are small bumps on the surface of the concrete that result from air getting trapped beneath the concrete sealant when the concrete is initially being laid. A qualified contractor should notice blisters as they lay concrete so that they can alter the mix and prevent more blisters from appearing.
  4. Discoloration – Weather, exposure to environmental elements, and wear and tear can cause concrete to become discolored. Concrete staining is available to provide a smooth, attractive look to your concrete surfaces.
  5. Curling – The edges of concrete should be smooth and level with the entire concrete surface. If the top and bottom slabs of concrete surfaces differ in moisture content and temperature, the edges of the top layer may curl up. Contractors should notice curling immediately and address it to prevent significant cracking later on.

If you are looking for a qualified concrete contractor for your project, contact MD Residential LLC for a free consultation.

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