Concrete degradation is a thing that usually occurs due to structural damages caused during the installation process or heavy traffic load, which leaves the surface no choice but to crack. Despite the reasons, the deterioration signs of the surface can be clearly spotted with the naked eye.
That’s why taking preventive measures in the concrete paving project is what most experts keep suggesting to the property owners. A comprehensive pavement maintenance plan can significantly decrease the concrete repair cost and save you from the hassle of scheduling frequent maintenance and repair.
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While concrete requires the smallest possible care, it is most vulnerable to wear and structural deformation due to inadequate installation techniques. Therefore, an immediate repair plan is needed even if you spot a small crack on the surface. Otherwise, the crack takes no time to deepen, allowing water and dirt, and debris to seep under the surface and damage it completely.
In this blog, we will discuss the different types of concrete damages.
However, before we dive into the particularities, know that concrete can get damaged by fire, aggregate expansion, sea water special effects, bacterial corrosion, calcium leaching, physical damage, and chemical damage.
The chemical damage occurs from carbonization, chlorides, sulfates, and non-distilled water seeping under the concrete surface, compromising the surface performance and condition.
Also, various forms of the defect in concrete systems may include splitting, crazing, blistering, delamination, dusting, curling, blooming, scaling, and spalling. These defects can be due to several factors or causes.
Fortunately, all these damages are controllable if they are taken care of from the moment they get along with it.
Causes for Defects in Concrete Structures
Causes of failings in concrete structures can be generally categorized as:
1. The structural deficiency results from design errors, loading criteria, unexpected overloading, etc.
2. Structural flaw due to construction defects.
3. Damage due to fire, floods, earthquakes, cyclones, etc.
4. Damage due to chemical attack.
5. Damage due to marine environments.
6. Damage due to abrasion of granular materials.
7. Movement of concrete due to physical characteristics.
Getting a proper analysis of the concrete damage is the first step before determining the best course of action. So, don’t jump too quickly to replacing your concrete, as a much easier concrete restoration solution could be a better option.
Prevention and diligent repairs are essential to ensure that the concrete surfaces’ performance is not compromised in the first place. Proper concrete installation is necessary, and high-quality polishing work on top of that can also go a long way towards shielding surfaces from degradation and decay.
Whether you’re evaluating damage to an existing surface or working on polishing a newly installed concrete surface, Resource Pavement Group has the tools, machinery, and technical knowledge you need to handle concrete preparation and repair with confidence in Tampa, FL. Click here to learn how our facility can equip you for just any job.