Professionals at Denver Mudjacking Agree, Everything Eventually Cracks, Including Concrete
Friday, October 24, 2014
By Dave Roberts
As we observe the world around us, it is obvious that everything eventually cracks, including people and concrete. In Denver Colorado, due to the harsh winters, we often see a lot of cracked concrete, especially during the heavy thaws. However, Denver Mudjacking believes in reviving the strength of concrete, and keeping the community stable.
Concrete is supposed to be tough, why does it crack? Concrete slabs are flat, and laid on top of soil. When the soil erodes underneath, it causes instability in the concrete, putting more pressure on specific areas. As pressure is added off and on above the slab, while the underneath is uneven, cracks will occur. Moisture from improper drainage is a primary cause of erosion.
The average homeowner will experience small cracks in the concrete of their home, most likely in a joint, at some point during their lifetime. If not recognized and treated properly, these small cracks will evolve into access points, allowing water to enter beneath the slab. This leads to greater erosion, which can provide an inviting burrow point for chilly critters during the upcoming winter months.
Residents of Denver Colorado know an occasional crack somewhere is just a growing pain in a home. Fortunately, knowing when to call for some help with Denver Mudjacking professionals is also a given in most cases. As old man winter nears, it offers the perfect time to make sure the house isn’t cracking up and the knowledgable technicians with Cascade Mudjacking at 303-840-4725, will make sure it isn’t going to fall off the slabs.