What is Driveway Repair?
Driveway repair is the process of patching, resurfacing, or replacing cracks and crumbling materials in concrete driveways. Most concrete driveways will last the life of the home, but certain conditions can result in cracks, divots, discoloration, settlement, and scaling. These imperfections are the result of a poorly laid foundation, exposure to severe weather conditions, or improper concrete mixing.
Minor concrete cracking will typically occur from use over time. Minor cracking driveway repair requires special liquid crack fillers to minimize further damage and to maintain the clean look of the finished concrete.
Major concrete crumbling may indicate foundation issues that will require extensive repair or complete concrete driveway replacement. Bad placement or improper foundation structure can lead to more cracks and repairs in the future. Orlando Driveway recommends to have the entire driveway replaced and installed properly to avoid multiple driveway repairs. This can reduce cost over time and extend the life of the driveway.
How does Driveway Repair work?
The first step in concrete driveway repair is to find the source of the damage to decide the proper repair technique. The repair procedure depends on the condition of the concrete slab. Orlando Driveway recommends driveway replacement for most concrete driveway repair as the new concrete driveway installed will repair structural issues that caused the damage.
After evaluating the options, the concrete driveway repair experts begin work using proven techniques to fix the concrete driveway.
Some techniques include:
- Concrete replacement is the process of concrete driveway installation and driveway replacement.
- Concrete resurfacing is a concrete overlay used to cover existing flaws with a wide variety of color options and patterns.
- Concrete engraving is a technique of staining and engraving faux grout lines in concrete to disguise minor surface damage.
- Slab jacking is the process of pumping sand, cement, or other additives under sinking spots in the concrete slab.
- Recoloring is a way to cover up discoloration with long-lasting, wear-resistant concrete stains and hardeners.