Concrete Repair Edmonton
There is a significant difference between new concrete surfaces and old concrete that has cracked and faded due to freeze-thaw. This leaves a homeowner looking for residential concrete repair in Edmonton. Concrete Cracks can develop for many reasons; however, improperly placed concrete can lead to spalling or flaking in combination with poor maintenance. Due to the Canadian climate, keeping your concrete looking good is a challenge! The Concrete doctors are here to provide various solutions and repair for concrete steps in Edmonton. Concrete lifting or mud jacking often goes hand in hand with a repair.
Our job is to provide a concrete services repair that is professional and aesthetically pleasing. We guarantee the results with our warranty. Resurfacing materials from our partners in the industry concrete have different applications, as seen on Sika. Sometimes repairs require multiple thin coatings, or you can apply a single thick one depending on the concrete restoration you need. You will need to consider the concrete finish you would like to achieve. Preparation of the substrate is crucial in order to get great results. You’ll want to clean the concrete thoroughly and grind or apply acid if the surface is smooth.
Concrete Overlays Micro Topping
Micro toppings are applied in thin layers about an 1/8 inch thick when repairs are done. The Concrete Doctors overlay combines add mixtures with a polymer blend. Sometimes an adhesive premix is used and applied by roller. Application of a concrete overlay system for restoration of a pad is applied with a trowel and hand-finished. It is common for the concrete overlays to be applied in multiple layers for best results. However, more severe problems should be remedied before you attempt resurfacing. This can include a combination of concrete techniques and products.
Concrete Repair Edmonton Multi-Use Overlays
Multipurpose custom concrete overlays contain a mixture of sand, pebble gravel, and high Portland cement. We will embed rebar or pins when the thickness needs to be 2-3 inches. A strong surface is left when applied in thin layers with a trowel and broom finished. The concrete overlays primary purpose is to provide a slip-resistant texture and stabilize the broken substrate.
Self-Levelling Concrete Overlays
Self-levelling concrete overlays are designed for resurfacing low spots or excessively pitted concrete. Overlays can sometimes fix cracks but usually require epoxy and concrete stabilization first. There are many steps when completing residential concrete repairs. You can use a metal squeegee or trowel to spread it out. The product tends to level on its own in time.
The most important part of a concrete overlay or concrete repair is the preparation of the substrate surface. Thorough grinding and cleaning are necessary. Wet sandblasting or the use of a pressure washer is sometimes the best of a large surface. The Concrete Doctors will fill cracks and holes with a unique blend of patching material compounds and then top with a concrete overlay that fits your projects needs.
Concrete Repair in Edmonton: How to Address Damage Effectively
Concrete surfaces are a durable and reliable material that is commonly used for driveways, sidewalks, and other outdoor surfaces in Edmonton. However, it is not invincible. It can be damaged by various causes, such as freeze-thaw cycles, exposure to de-icing salts, and heavy vehicle traffic.
If left unaddressed, concrete slab damage can worsen over time, leading to safety hazards and costly repairs. Therefore, it is important to address concrete damage promptly and effectively. In this blog post, we will discuss four key topics related to Edmonton concrete repair.