Homeowner Tips: Concrete Surfaces (Driveways, Patios, Walkways)
As the seasons change and the weather starts to warm up, it's time to start thinking about exterior home maintenances. One area that often gets overlooked is the maintenance of concrete surfaces. It is important to consider this maintenance to not only the safety and appearance (curb appeal) of your home but also to prevent further damage and avoid more costly repairs in the future. Driveway cracks can allow water to seep into the concrete, which can cause it to deteriorate even further and weaken its' structural integrity. By repairing your concrete as soon as you notice any damage, you can prevent further damage and avoid more costly repairs in the future.
As we reside on a heavily forested plateau and after many decades of tree growth, the occurrence of tree roots uprooting concrete surfaces will be more prevalent. When tree roots are shallow near ground level, these roots tend to find their way under concrete surfaces that includes but not limited to driveways, patios, porches, and sidewalks. Tree roots seek out uncompacted soil rich in oxygen, such as the
soil underneath driveways and walkways. As the roots start to expand underground, they start to develop rigidity and in turn, will want to expand upwards resulting in the uprooting, breaking, cracking, and buckling of concrete surfaces.
Fortunately, Jesse and his team at Exteriors Doctors, who serviced Klahanie's Lakeside Court Stairs project, will be available all year to assess Klahanie residential concrete driveways, patios, and walkways. They are committed to providing homeowners high-quality workmanship and exceptional customer service. Take a look below of a few concrete projects completed by Exteriors Doctors. Feel free to reach out to KHOA for more information regarding our experience with EDR and how they can assist you in your concrete projects!