There are a number of factors that can lead to concrete cracking. Once you have this information, how can you use it to prevent damage that leads to costly concrete repairs for your patio, walkway, or driveway? GW Brockelbank Contractors wants to help. Here are three tips on how you can prevent concrete cracks.

  1. Apply sealer on a regular basis – Applying concrete sealer on a regular basis is a great way to prevent cracking, pitting, scaling, and crazing. Ask a concrete contractor to tell you how often you should reapply sealer.
  2. Don’t use salt in the winter – While salt is used on the roads to clear away ice and snow, don’t spread it over your concrete. Salting is a bad practice since it can damage the concrete surfaces around your home. However, leaving your concrete untreated may not an option. If you need to add traction to a concrete surface during winter weather, use sand instead. It provides the same benefits without causing damage.
  3. Hire professional concrete contractors – Believe it or not, the best way to prevent concrete cracks starts when the concrete is laid. Hiring professional concrete contractors makes a world of difference. Poorly laid concrete will almost always crack – and in a much shorter period of time than what normal wear and tear will cause.

Avoid having to call for concrete repairs or concrete resurfacing by working with professional decorative concrete contractors. Call GW Brockelbank Concrete Contractors today for service in Rock Hill, Charlotte, and Ballantyne.