Mountain View Concrete Driveway - (209) 682-5560
In an ideal situation, a concrete driveway should last for your lifetime. However, some conditions can reduce its lifespan resulting in an ugly, cracking, discoloring, scaling, or settlement of the concrete driveway. Some of the major causes of these driveway problems include:
Instead of removing the entire concrete and starting the installation all over again, we can help you repair the problem. When you contact Mountain view concrete driveway contractors, we can help you save money. If you are unsure of how structurally sound your concrete is, you can call us at (209)682-5560 to assess its condition and recommend the required repair.
Before we decide the right repair method, we will try to determine the cause of the problem. Depending on the concrete’s look and how much you are ready to spend, we can recommend a good driveway method that will range from simple color enhancement to a complete resurfacing of the concrete. Here are some of the common concrete driveway repair solutions we use.
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Concrete Driveway Solution
Fill or Patch Small Cracks
If a crack has a width of less than ¼”, it doesn’t cause a structural threat. In this case, we can patch or fill it as a temporary solution. We can use patches and sealers that are a bit different from concrete. However, it would help if you took note that this is only a short-term solution. When water seeps through the patch, it can reopen the hole or crack. This is why we recommend a long term solution.
Resurfacing Options for Large Cracks
If the crack is more than ¼” and/or its chipping or peeling the surface, we can use an overlay to cover it. The overlay is a thin material that is cement-based and can be applied over the current concrete. With concrete resurfacing, it becomes possible for you to add a decorative finish like coloring or stamping. You will have a fresh-looking concrete driveway without the need for removing and installing a new driveway. Resurfacing using an overlay is often a good middle ground between the patching and a complete replacement. Besides, it provides a more durable and beautiful repair as compared to patching.
Concrete Engraving to Hide Flaws and Cracks
If there is a minor discoloration or cracking on concrete, we can hide the dent by engraving an imprint on the surface. When engraving, we start staining the concrete. We then use a special routing machine to create the pattern on the surface, resulting in faux grout lines. Depending on your preferred pattern, we can use the shortcomings on the concrete to enhance the look.
Concrete Driveway Recoloring
There are several reasons why your concrete driveway may be discoloring. These include exposure to sun and harsh weather, wrong color application, and the absorption of the stubborn oil or grease stains. We can help you to revive the color of the concrete through the application of a new water-based or acid-based stain. We will then use a good sealer to protect the concrete from the harsh UV rays
Slabjacking Your Lift Sunken Concrete
If you notice that some parts of your driveway are sinking, this is mostly due to the subgrade getting poorly compacted or soil erosion. You can organize to raise the slabs to their former position by pumping a mixture of cement, sand, fly ash, and other additives below the slab. This process is what is known as slab jacking.
If there are cracks on the concrete driveway that is bigger than a ¼”, they could be a sign of a bigger problem that may need further investigation. There could be roots that may be growing below the concrete, causing it to lift or crack. There could be a piper that may be leaking, causing soil erosion below the slab and, therefore, the cracking, sinking, or discoloration of the concrete. If the concrete cracks are a result of an underlying cause, we recommend that we replace your concrete driveway.
You should remember that all forms of repairs are temporary. While some will last longer and possibly many years, the driveway’s structural integrity will only be as good as the concrete below. This may need further repair or even replacement. Repairs can help you save money in the short-term. But in the long run, you may need to do a concrete replacement.
To decide what kind of repair is necessary for your concrete surface, contact Mountain View concrete driveway contractors at (209)682-5560. Once you call us, we will advise the best concrete driveway repair method.