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A concrete driveway is now one of the most common sights on Moraga properties. However, if not taken care of properly, it can easily crack. When that happens, you will need to get a concrete driveway contractor in Moraga to carry out repairs. To give you a better understanding, here are some of the FAQs on concrete driveways repair.
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What are the Most Common Reasons for Cracking of a Concrete Driveway?
Several reasons can cause concrete driveway cracking. These include poor mixing of concrete, improper subgrade, and shrinkage during curing. Cracking may also be as a result of weather-related factors such as freezing and thawing cycles. Cracking can also be as a result of old age.
How can I rectify concrete damage?
If you live in an area where there are freezing and thawing, and you regularly use deicing chemicals, the surface can get damaged in a process that is known as scaling or spalling. In most cases, the spalled surface is as a result of poor finishing and using water on the surface to help in finishing. Lots of water and over finishing can result in a weak surface that is unable to handle expansion and contraction as a result of freezing and thawing.
Do you need to clean oil stains before repair or resurfacing a driveway?
You will need to clean any oil stains before the repair, resurfacing, or staining of the concrete. This is because if you don’t remove the oil, it will seep back through the surface, destroying your decorative treatment. Some oil stains can be small spots and spills, while other concrete surfaces are contaminated heavily. The oil stain’s size and age and will determine the difficulty in removing. You may need to use the trial and error method until you get have the stain removed.
If there is a problem with my sealer, can I repair it superficially?
A lot of issues with a driveway are superficial and don’t need full restoration or repair. For instance, there may be a sealer diffusion, a situation where the sealer doesn’t adhere to concrete, resulting in discoloration. This problem is caused by contamination, over-application of sealer, or moisture-vapor paper.