Concrete is a material most often used in homes, from the foundation of the actual dwelling to the sidewalks, porches, and driveways of the property. Concrete is a strong material that can last for decades, but it is not without the need for repair and upkeep. When you find that concrete components of your home are in need of repair, you must work with a concrete professional. When hiring a concrete expert for your dwelling, you want to find a top-rated company. Relying on just anyone can result in having to hire someone else to fix the first contractor’s mistakes.

Common Concrete Repair Needs

In general, there are three common issues that can create a need for concrete repair. Cracking, scaling and dusting are common problems that a property can be subject to and these issues must be repaired correctly. If not corrected properly, you will have to hire someone else to come in and fix the shoddy repair job.

Cracking is a common problem that many homeowners face, be it within a concrete foundation or a sidewalk panel. A crack can be caused due to shifting within the home regarding the foundation and weather-related soil erosion with a sidewalk issue. Whatever the case may be, a professional must be brought in to review the problem and come up with the best solution. A person who claims to be a concrete expert with no ratings or reviews, as well as no experience, can end up causing more harm than good. Issues involving cracking should be handled by a knowledgeable professional.

Scaling is an issue that is mostly cosmetic but can end up causing structural damage. Scaling concrete can be seen when the material begins to become flaky or rough. The longer the cracking or chipping occurs, the higher the possibility of serious damage. Dusting is another major problem that can occur with concrete. A hardened slab can begin to show signs of dusting when powder appears on the surface. Heavy traffic areas can be prone to dusting.

Overall, such issues need to be dealt with and by a professional. When searching for a concrete repair company, be sure to look for a company that has been rated well online and offers experience and knowledge of concrete, like us. Head over to to find the best of the best. Don’t just hire anyone to do the job for you. 

Many homeowners have hired the first company they come across only to have to spend even more money and time later on additional repairs. By hiring the right company, the first time, you avoid any headache, added cost or future issues with the concrete components of your home. When dealing with an area such as the concrete foundation of your home, extreme caution must be used. The right methods of repair must be used in order to ensure the integrity of the home.

So, look for the D.C.C logo when it comes time to research and find the right company for your concrete repair needs. You will be happy to have hired the right people ensuring your concrete is repaired correctly the very first time!

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Lance Davis is a third generation Concrete Contractor with over 10+ years experience in concrete repair and slabjacking. His company Davis & Sons Concrete has proudly served all of North Central Illinois, Rockford and the outer suburbs - and he would love to hear from you!

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