Concrete is quite sturdy and durable as a material that is able to stand the test of time for around twenty or more years if it is maintained properly. However, as your own commercial concrete parking lot starts to age, you might start to notice cracks or warping of the concrete. While a few of these issues might be considered smaller cosmetic problems, staying on top of these issues can be the difference between your concrete parking lot needing to be demolished or repaired. Read on to learn more!
Unsightly and Dangerous Cracks
Small cracks will possibly appear after the first year or so of a concrete parking lot being poured. While these concrete cracks may make you feel a bit dismayed, there is a reasonable explanation for them. Cracks in the parking lot concrete could be caused by the settling of the foundation or even seasonal temperature changes, which could cause the concrete to crack thermally. While these concrete cracks could be a bit unsightly, they’re simply cosmetic fixes that a concrete contractor could perform a quick surface repair on.
Curling and Warping
Warping within a concrete parking lot could appear to curl downwards or upwards, resulting in a curled appearance. This is a lot more serious since a foundational issue that is not considered cosmetic. The issue with concrete parking lots starting to warp is that they can become a more serious problem, like a sinkhole. In the cases of concrete parking lots ever warping, the concrete parking lot will have to be demolished to fix the foundational issues.
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