There are many different types of issues that could show up on a concrete floor. For this particular page, we are going to be talking about concrete floors that could be used in homes or any other type of commercial buildings. Also small roads, garages, parking lots and just pretty much any other area that you can think of where concrete is used. We are not going to be talking about concrete foundations, although at times some of the repairs that we are going to have to do on floors are very similar to the work that we do on foundations.
Seal The Cracks And Move On
It is not uncommon to see concrete floors crack. Ideally, this is not something that you are going to have to worry about until it has been a couple of years since you installed the floor in the first place. When you have smaller cracks that are just forming the best thing that you can do is take care of the issue early. That means don’t allow them to develop into bigger cracks that are going to be harder to deal with. So if you are seeing cracks give us a call and we can come in and get them fixed up for you.
How Long Is My Floor Supposed To Last?
When you are out buying or looking to have floors installed salespeople are always going to tell you that their product is going to last for x number of years. When it comes to concrete you are usually going to get speeches about how it is virtually maintenance-free for 50 years. Some people are only guaranteeing 20 these days. It is really hard to come up with a number because floors can break thanks to a variety of circumstances. If your floor is crack-free for a better part of 10 years you are pretty lucky.
When Do I Know The Solution Is Going To Be More Extensive?
This is usually something that is not as easy to determine. Our general rule is that if we are having to seal the same cracks and you have the same cracks forming over and over again even if they could be considered minor we may want to go in and find out what the real problem is. That is not something that happens very often around here though. Usually, concrete surfaces find more trouble new fault lines or swampy land. We have had some major issues near the Greenville reservoirs, but overall the repairs can be done quickly.
Not Overreacting, vs Proactive
This is always going to be an issue when it comes to cracks in the concrete. You want to call early because you don’t want to allow these cracks to develop, but obsessing over one small crack would not be a good idea. At the end of the day, you have the final call on when to give us a call. Staying on the safe side is always a good idea.