There is still time to prepare your cement sidewalks and driveway to face the freezing temperatures of winter. The problem with leaving cracks open in the cement is that water from rain and melting snow will get into the cracks as it drains off of the surface of the cement. When the freezing temperatures arrive, the water will turn to ice and expand. The pressure from the expanding ice will cause the cement to further crack apart and deteriorate.
- Every spring, your asphalt parking lot forms new potholes. These potholes need to be repaired as soon as possible or else you could suffer from a severe financial loss. Just how do these potholes form and what can you do to stop them? The Damage They Cause When drivers hit potholes, their car can suffer from a variety of types of damage. While they typically don't cause severe structural damage, they can cause serious problems with the wheel, including bent wheel rims.
- If a small portion of the concrete sidewalk in front of your home has a crack in it, due to excess weight being placed upon it, remove loose fragments of concrete and patch the damaged section with the steps below. After completing the project, apply a coat of concrete sealer to the sidewalk to provide the paved surface with a uniform appearance and prevent moisture from damaging the concrete. Materials Needed
- It is great that there are so many homeowners who enthusiastically want to DIY every home and property project. However, there are some projects that may prove to be too much for you. If you have recently tried to DIY your own concrete driveway and it failed miserably, you need to look for paving contractors that can help. Here are some ways in which paving contractors can fix bad DIY concrete jobs.
- Cracks often appear in asphalt pavement that is exposed to moist, humid conditions for extended periods of time. If portions of the asphalt driveway on your property have visible cracks, repair them with a tube of cold asphalt patch by completing the following directions. Once the driveway has been repaired, add a coat of sealer to its entire surface to keep it protected from damage in the future. Supplies Needed