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PREVENTING CRACKS IN YOUR CONCRETE DRIVEWAY


HOW EXPERTS REDUCE THE RISK OF CRACKS IN CONCRETE

Laying concrete is not as straightforward as many people might think, to reduce cracks appearing in your driveway we highly recommend hiring a licensed, expert installer who will correctly prepare your site, which involves:


  • Make sure soil is adequately compacted and moisture removed to prepare a strong, stable base

  • Consider driveway slope and water drainage

  • Use the right concrete, thickness and correct steel reinforcement, based on the weight of vehicles intended to use this access point

  • Avoid using too much water in the concrete mix, reducing excess shrinkage and cracks

  • Use the right amount of contraction joints. Contraction joints are pre-made cracks that are installed in concrete slabs to pacify the pressure placed on the concrete.

  • Providing homeowners "how to" care advice during the curing process

WHAT YOU CAN'T CONTROL

Changes in the temperature of concrete can cause cracking. As the concrete gets hotter, it expands. As concrete gets cooler, it contracts.


WHAT OWNERS CAN DO TO PRESERVE THE LIFESPAN OF THEIR DRIVEWAY

  • Keep your concrete driveway clean

  • To protect your concrete from the elements, apply and reapply sealant when necessary

  • Repair hairline cracks to prevent them from expanding, causing irreparable damage

  • Avoid harsh & destructive chemicals

  • Control root growth before it damages your concrete

  • Manage any potential drainage problem

 

Contact PIERCRETE GROUP for all your concrete needs. Our highly professional and experienced tradesmen are fully licensed and insured.


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