Causes of Concrete Problems
Concrete is often poured on wet, weak, or poorly compacted soil. Eventually, this will lead to the settlement of slabs, causing unevenness and cracking. This happens due to voids beneath the concrete in the soil that make the slabs sink. The main culprit for these voids is soil erosion and overly dry, loose dirt. These problems not only create tripping hazards, they also significantly impact your property value.
Another common problem that creates unsightly concrete and lowers your home’s curb appeal is discoloration. When the surface of your concrete is unprotected, damage from daily wear and tear and UV rays can cause it to become stained and flaky.