At Concrete Uprising, we
want to help you keep your concrete structures in the best possible
condition, and that includes your walkways. While concrete walkways
are designed to be tough and durable, certain factors, such as
erosion and settling, can cause them to crack and sink. When this
happens, you’ll need the help of a qualified team to provide
walkway repair services to restore your footpaths to the right
level, smoothness, and strength. In this article, our team will go
over three signs to watch out for in order to determine if you need
- Cracks- One of the most obvious
signs that you need walkway repair is the presence of cracks in
your concrete. As we mentioned above, cracks in concrete occur when
the soil supporting it erodes or settles, which puts stress on the
walkway and causes it to break. Once cracks appear, they will only
get worse over time, so it’s important to arrange for repairs as
soon as possible.
- Poor Drainage- Another sign that your walkway
needs some attention is persistent problems with moisture drainage.
While water on the surface of your walkway is not usually a
problem, pools of water around the edges are, as this means that
the moisture can seep into the ground below the walkway and cause
those erosion problems we mentioned earlier.
- Damaged Edges- A third sign that you need
walkway repair is damage to the edges of your concrete path.
The edges of concrete paths are often the first to succumb to
excessive wear and pressure, and often crumble away. This creates
hazards for pedestrians and vehicles who need to use the walkway,
and shortens the structure’s lifespan overall, so it’s best to
get it repaired as soon as possible.