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How Moisture Cracks Your Residential Concrete Sidewalks, Patios, and Driveways

How Moisture Cracks Your Residential Concrete Sidewalks, Patios, and Driveways

Uneven residential concrete can cause potential buyers to ignore your property.

Water damage affects plenty more than just your home’s foundation. There is one other space we tend to overlook when ensuring our properties are well built and protected. When concrete is poured to create walkways and driveways around your property, it settles over time. This can cause it to become uneven, which can create a threat to those trying to make their way around. Sidewalks and other kinds of slabs that have become uneven can create spaces where is likely to pool and not drain correctly, which causes more damage to your property. This also makes the impression that your property isn’t well cared for. For homeowners who might be considering putting their home on the market, uneven residential concrete can cause potential buyers to ignore your property. Read on to learn more!

Concrete is Strong But Can be Broken

Since concrete is not unbreakable, it could crack over time as the ground underneath the slab shifts. Tree roots can play a big role in causing problems with residential concrete sidewalks. When a nearby tree spreads its roots up and out, it can push the ground upward. The ground then becomes uneven and either cracks the concrete walkway or pushes it all the way up. This creates a hazard for pedestrians. Lanham Construction can deal with any of these issues on your property.

Issues Get Worse with Time

With uneven concrete, water has a much easier time making its way under other areas of the slab or walkway. As the soil becomes more saturated, it is less able to support the rest of the concrete. Soil could eventually wash away entirely, and new pathways for drainage are then made. These new paths can direct water towards spots where it does more damage to other areas of your property. Although this is a serious threat to concrete everywhere, regions of the country that are prone to more freezing temperatures usually experience uneven concrete more often.

Luckily, homeowners have access to experienced contractors who regularly encounter the problems of uneven residential concrete. Broken slabs and walkways could also be evidence of a bigger drainage problem on your property. Contracting a waterproofing and construction expert like those at Lanham Construction not only leads to your driveways and sidewalks being repaired but might reveal significant problems that could cause even worse damage if they’re not addressed.

Lanham Construction For All Your Construction Needs

Lanham Construction is an award-winning and dependable construction company dedicated to serving your home or business with whichever construction project you have in mind. Our professional team is eager to serve customers all throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. When you pick Lanham, you won’t ever have to worry about the process. We’re here to help with every step of the way.

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