A driveway can add a lot to a home’s value. Installing a concrete driveway is a perfect example. But what if yours starts to show signs of scaling? Scaling doesn’t just have a negative impact on your home’s curb appeal. It can also cause concrete deterioration. GW Brockelbank Concrete Contractors has a few facts to help you understand concrete scaling.
Is your concrete driveway showing signs of wear? Can you tell that exposure to the elements has taken a toll on the surface? Or have you noticed a significant surface loss? All of these can be signs of scaling. But scaling isn’t just unsightly. If left untreated, it could cause your concrete to disintegrate.
What causes it?
In many instances, scaling is the result of poor concrete installation. You see, scaling usually occurs because there’s too much water in the mixture or during the placing and setting process. If you see scaling, you may wind up having to replace part, if not all, of the driveway.
How do I avoid it?
The best way to avoid scaling is to call professional concrete contractors for installation. Do-it-yourself concrete layout almost always leads to scaling. However, contractors have the experience and tools to mix, pour, and create decorative concrete finishes on your driveway.