Concrete Pitting, Flaking, & Staining
Most homeowners take great care in preserving the beauty and longevity of their property. Concrete falls under that umbrella; without proper care it can start to break down.
Some of the first signs of deteriorating concrete are pitting, flaking, and staining. These issues not only mar the appearance of concrete, but also hint at deeper issues affecting your property.
While these might seem like small concerns at the outset, they’ll likely cause larger problems if ignored. Our leading concrete lifting services address the core issues and mitigate concrete damage. Read on to learn more!
What Is Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining?
Concrete pitting, flaking, and staining are all specific forms of damage that your concrete might face. They often appear simultaneously but could arise one at a time. While visually different, they are caused by similar root problems.
Tiny, uneven indents on a concrete surface define concrete pitting, hinting at an underlying structural flaw often resulting from inconsistencies during the creation of concrete.
Flaking of concrete results in a peeling surface. This is usually due to external factors like moisture and changing weather conditions.
When external substances like oil or dirt stain concrete, it’s termed concrete staining. These stains not only affect the color but may weaken the concrete over time.
All these issues, though diverse, signify a compromised concrete structure. Without intervention, these superficial troubles can escalate.
Concrete pitting, flaking, and staining can coincide with other types of concrete damage, such as cracking or sinking. Look out for issues on concrete structures around your home including:
Neglecting these surfaces can lead to their further decay. Reach out to AquaGuard for a comprehensive evaluation when these signs surface.
What Causes Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining?
Each of these problem signs hint at underlying weaknesses within the concrete. The triggers for pitting, flaking, or staining, however, vary respectively.
Causes of Concrete Pitting
Errors during the mixing phase or setting process are the most common cause behind pitting. Poorly mixed concrete traps tiny air bubbles, creating small gaps in the concrete that, under stress, open into tiny pits.
It might take a while to know if your concrete suffers from this problem sign. Generally, pitting shows itself around half a decade after the concrete is set.
Causes of Concrete Flaking
Flaking typically occurs as concrete breaks down and due to interaction with outdoor elements. Rain and snow can slowly chip away at concrete. External water sources, like sprinklers or damaged downspouts, often add to the problem.
Causes of Concrete Staining
Concrete stains appear when substances (like oil or dirt) are continuously embedded into the concrete or the soil around it.
This tends to cause discoloration on the concrete’s surface. Substances like this can also break down the soil underneath the concrete and cause sections of concrete to sink.
Understanding how each of these issues arise, and investing in the proper solution, is crucial for lasting repairs. AquaGuard’ offers a solution designed to address each of these problems!
Can You Fix Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining?
Absolutely, concrete pitting, flaking, and staining can be fixed and avoided. However, it’s best to approach them with a comprehensive, professional concrete solution.
Addressing these problems requires more than a DIY fix. Store-bought coating or patching won’t solve the actual problem. For lasting concrete repair, we use a modern solution called polyurethane injection.
How to Fix Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining
AquaGuard doesn’t rely on traditional methods like pouring or mudjacking. Instead, we provide PolyRenewal™ foam injections to stabilize the ground beneath the concrete while elevating damaged sections.
Our application looks like this:
- Conduct a detailed inspection to identify the root causes and determine the best solution and placement.
- Bore tiny holes into the affected sections of concrete.
- Place injection ports into these openings.
- Combine our exclusive two-component polymer foam to create PolyRenewal™.
- Inject the polyurethane foam under the damaged concrete.
- The foam quickly expands, fills gaps, lifts concrete to a safe level, and cures in about 15 minutes.
- This elevates the slab while stabilizing the soil below.
- Extract the injection ports and seal the holes.
- Ensure all cracks are sealed to prevent water ingress.
- Regularly inspect and maintain for prolonged durability.
AquaGuard has crafted unique products to assure homeowners of tailored, top-tier solutions. Our PolyRenewal™ system delivers unmatched stability, promoting your concrete’s longevity.
Why Address Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining Now
Concrete lifting does more than simply solve pitting, flaking, and staining. Its lasting benefits include:
- Damage Prevention: Early intervention wards off future extensive damage.
- Maintained Home Value: Well-maintained concrete boosts your home’s market value.
- Increased Safety: Uneven surfaces due to flaking and pitting can be tripping risks.
- Lasting Aesthetic Appeal: Pristine concrete elevates your property’s visual appeal.
With AquaGuard, you can expect consistently high-quality services. Our specialized products provide an edge over generic solutions, ensuring top-notch outcomes.
Trust AquaGuard for Dependable Concrete Lifting Solutions
Visible concrete damage like pitting, flaking, and staining requires expert care. Homeowners have been trusting AquaGuard for their concrete needs since 1995. With our expertise and modern approach, we promise a lasting fix.
Contact us today for a complimentary inspection and let us rejuvenate your property’s concrete. Let’s work together to get your concrete looking better and feeling safer than ever!
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