It’s just the nature of concrete flooring. Understanding and knowing this gives you a leg up when cracks begin to appear. Recognizing the various types of concrete cracks and repairing them sooner rather than later will add to the strength and longevity of your concrete flooring.
Depending on the severity of the cracking, recommendations for concrete repair can range from simply sealing it to tearing up and replacing it. Because of this, it’s important to have an experienced flooring company such as Xtreme Engineered Floor Systems do a thorough evaluation of your flooring.
What You Need to Know
Active Cracks are those that are still moving, changing, and growing. This is often due to settling foundations. Also, concrete continues drying as it ages. Cracks that appear as a result of shrinkage from drying are initially considered active breaks, but with time, they will stabilize and become dormant. It’s important to use flexible materials when repairing an existing crack.
Dormant Cracks are older cracks that have stabilized. Concrete repair is simpler with dormant cracks as no further cracking is anticipated. But when dormant cracks are left alone rather than being repaired, they can continue to deteriorate becoming hazardous holes.
With the latest equipment and a well-trained staff, Xtreme Engineered Floor Systems is the expert flooring company to call when you need concrete repair. We’ll do a complete flooring inspection and evaluation, provide you with recommendations and options, and fill the cracks and joints with the appropriate material. In addition to repairing unsightly and dangerous cracks, our concrete flooring specialist will recommend sealants and finishes to protect your concrete floors and prevent future cracking.
Proper finishing and timely concrete repair save you time and money in the long run. Call Xtreme today for more information or to schedule your concrete repair project.