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5 Typical Driveway Concrete Troubles


 Nebraska Driveway


2 frequent questions I get from house owners:


- My driveway seems hollow ... is that negative?

- Sand runs out the end of my drive after it rainfalls ... is that bad?


If you have substantial gaps or area in between the concrete and also sub grade or if your drive is on a high quality, this can absolutely be "negative". Does your drive make a thumping sound when you drive in on it? Maybe it rocks when you drive over it. Can you see in between the joints? Are there noticeable cracks?

Does it resemble your driveway concrete is moving away? Perhaps the drive has even sunken down causing trip threats. These are all indicators or signs and symptoms that you may be missing some sub grade beneath your concrete, which is fairly essential to the stability of your drive.


4 to 6 inches of sand is placed as well as compacted, providing base as well as assistance for concrete when it is poured. The sand below grade can resolve if exposed to water continuously, causing a tiny space or gap in between all-time low of the slab as well as the sand. Various other reasons might be incorrect compaction, organic dirts or lack of sand. Driveways that are on a quality are much more vulnerable to water disintegration as well as settling due to the fact that water runs downhill with joints as well as splits. Those of you that have this trouble know exactly what I imply.


How can I fix this trouble in my driveway?


1. Drill and also load deep spaces below the concrete (frequently described as mud-jacking).

2. Caulk all joints and cracks with a high quality concrete caulk.

3. Re direct downspouts as well as water that can wash out underneath.


Just how can I avoid this from taking place to my drive?


1. Caulk all fractures and also joints with a top quality concrete caulk; this maintains water running over the top stopping it from obtaining beneath.

2. Make sure that water drains away from your drive, stopping it from taking a trip under the piece.

3. Direct downspouts away from your concrete.

4. If you are mounting a brand-new drive, make sure the service provider properly condenses the proper amount of sand for your base.


Whether it's a hollow sounding driveway or a rinsed sandy mess, a reliable concrete repair work business can repair it. If you have fractures in your sidewalk, patio area or pool deck, concrete repair specialists can fix them. Normally, an excellent concrete raising contractor will certainly have the capability to manage any of your concrete concerns whether they increase it, fix it, or change it.




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