Concrete Repair in Fredericksburg
The reason concrete continues to be one of the most popular materials used in all sorts of different residential and commercial properties across the Fredericksburg area is its durability. Concrete, if poured, mixed and cured correctly, can last anywhere from 60 to 100 years. Of course, you shouldn’t take this to mean that the concrete on your residential or commercial property is guaranteed to last for 100 years. Like everything in this world, concrete degrades and weathers over time and will eventually require some maintenance.
If you want to make sure that your concrete construction isn’t going to take a premature turn for the worse, it is essential that you get it repaired at the first sign of damage. Of course, it’s not as simple as picking any concrete contractor to conduct the necessary repairs. The quality of concrete repairs is relative to the amount of experience and expertise the tradesperson has. Hiring a contractor with minimal experience working with concrete will likely mean they’ll be back in a matter of weeks conducting the same repairs.
Rather than get sucked in to this vicious cycle of regular, inferior work, give A & L Improvements a call. For the last several years, A & L Improvements has been the top masonry company in the Fredericksburg area and our expertise with concrete is second to none. So, when you notice cracks in your property’s otherwise beautiful concrete, give A & L Improvements a call and we’ll be quick to fix the issue.
What Causes Damage to Concrete?
One of the most important aspects of A & L Improvements’s concrete repair process is determining the cause of the damage. Once we figure what is causing or has caused the damage, we can then find the best possible solution for lasting repair work. Concrete, no matter what it is being used for, is strong in compression but weak in tension. This means that a crack almost always implies that the concrete was in tension.
Of course, cracks caused by tension isn’t the only type of damage concrete can sustain. Other common problems we see in residential and commercial properties across the Fredericksburg area include:
- Corrosion of reinforced steel
- Freeze-thaw disintegration
- Alkali-aggregate reaction
- Drying shrinkage cracks
- Plastic shrinkage cracks
- Cracks from structural loads
Distinguishing these different types of damages can be difficult to the untrained eye. It is very important to be able to know which one your concrete is suffering from as providing it with the wrong type of repairs can have serious consequences. Luckily, A & L Improvements’s team of fully licensed masons have all the necessary training to recognize what’s plaguing your home or business’s concrete.
Don’t take any chances. A & L Improvements’s masons have a ton of experience conducting concrete repairs all over the area, so you can trust our professional opinion. Best of all, our expertise translates into cost effective service for you or your business. So, give us a call today.
Contact Us Today
A & L Improvements’s team of highly trained professionals are ready to restore your home or business’s concrete to its past beauty. Just give us a call today and we’ll be ready to get to work.