Concrete Repair Myths

5 Common Myths About Concrete Repair

Concrete repair isn’t always the most exciting topic, but it’s necessary when your structures need work. Unfortunately, there are some myths out there about concrete repair. Don’t believe everything you hear!

Myth #1: It’s Extremely Expensive

The most pervasive myth is that fixing concrete is expensive. This is false, but it’s clear why many people continue to believe it. It is expensive to tear out a concrete structure and replace it with a new one. When you count the cost of re-landscaping the area around the new slab, it’s even more.

But repair only — that means working with the structure to restore it to its previous stable condition — isn’t expensive at all, not when you compare it to the alternative. You can cost-effectively restore your damaged, sinking slab without spending more than you can afford.

Myth #2: It’s Easy to Do on Your Own

While repair is cheaper than replacement, trying to cut corners by doing the repair yourself isn’t the best idea. Concrete is one of the most popular building materials in the world, and in some cases you can pour and set concrete on your own, without much experience. But making repairs? That’s something best left to the professionals.

Slabjacking requires specialized tools that aren’t sold at home improvement stores. If you want to get the longest-lasting results from concrete repair, it’s better to hire an experienced team — you’ll save time and money.

Myth #3: It’s Always Effective and Fast

It is possible to repair most concrete structures, even when it seems like they are past their useful lives, but don’t be fooled — concrete repair isn’t a simple project. Many homeowners have issues that are easy to resolve in just a few hours, but many factors, from the extent of the damage to the temperature outside, can impact your project.

It’s best to schedule a free consultation with a professional before you bank on a fast concrete repair.

Myth #4: Your Slab Is Flat and Level — You’ll Never Need Repairs!

Just because your concrete looks good now does not mean it always will. Many structures are affected by outside forces, such as soil erosion. You can talk with our team now, before you have any concrete damage, and we can help you prevent future issues by addressing water drainage problems and more.

Myth #5: Just Fill Surface Cracks

Don’t depend on a repair as the ultimate cure. If your concrete is cracking and sinking, you need to address the root cause of the problem and fix that too! Otherwise, no repair will last long.

At Lift-Up Concrete, we do more than just basic concrete repair. We ensure the highest quality performance of your concrete structure by fixing superficial damage but also digging deep and uncovering the bigger problems. You can trust our team to manage your project with care, just like we would fix the concrete at our own house. Call us today to set up your free consultation.