Concrete Tear-Out and Replacement
It’s unfortunate but in a harsh climate such as here in Utah, concrete sees even greater punishment than in other areas around the country. With the heavy freeze and thaw cycles in Salt Lake City and along the Wasatch Front it is imperative that sufficient prep work is done properly to minimize any problems down the road. At RK-Concrete we take extra measures to ensure that not only the concrete is poured and finished to look good but the parts and preparation that aren't seen are of equal quality. While it may cost a little more now to do the job right, it will save a lot of money in the long run. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Make sure you find a contractor that is committed to doing it right and will guarantee their work.
If you are lucky a few cracks is all you may ever need to deal with but when more severe damage occurs, it is likely time for a tear-out and replacement job. Unlike most concrete contractors, we don’t jump straight to a costly tear-out and concrete replacement job. We’ll come check your problem and see if slab-jacking or concrete lifting will work. We can save you thousands of dollars by lifting your concrete or by making other repairs such as trip hazard removal. If we find that your concrete is severely damaged or the base needs significant work, then we’ll provide you with our best quote. After we do whatever we can to save you money and avoid a costly concrete removal and replacement job and we determine there are no alternatives, we assure that we’ll go to extra lengths to do the best tear-out and replacement job we can.
We'd be lying if we told you a tear-out job wasn't messy. We understand the hassles of doing any type of construction or remodeling on your property and we take every precaution to minimize the mess associated with a tear-out. We'll take every effort to protect surrounding landscaping and promise that we'll complete your job in a timely manner.
The following are some of the most common problems we’ve seen with concrete that will usually require a tear-out and replacement job:
- Root Damage – Large trees disturb and destroy concrete
- Extensive Settling – Minor settling can often be fixed with slab-jacking but major settling leads to extensive cracking and damage and will likely require replacement
- Heavy Machinery – In newer neighborhoods where construction is ongoing, heavy machinery can significantly destroy sidewalks or driveways were construction work takes place.
- Erosion – If improperly installed, concrete and its base can be destroyed by water running away from structures or throughout the yard.
- Faulty Workmanship – If concrete is over-worked or under worked, significant spalling, cracking and other damage can occur within just a few years of a fresh install.