What to Do with a Concrete Crack

Doug EnrightApril 3, 2015

Stepping on or over a crack is considered bad luck in many circles. If you see a concrete crack, what do you do? Do you avoid it? Do you scoff at bad luck? You’d be surprised at how much trouble a simple concrete crack – no matter the size – can cause for a driveway, sidewalk or patio. But what do you do when you see a concrete crack? Let’s look at the options you have for dealing with this issue before it gets out of control.

How to Deal with a Concrete Crack

If you see a concrete crack, chances are it’s the beginning of the end. As a crack grows and expands, it becomes to slowly breakdown the concrete. It can eventually force the concrete to bulge up and break further. While a small crack may not be an immediate worry, anything larger and you’ll want to contact a concrete company to come out and take a look.

In many cases, replacing the concrete is necessary to avoid further issues. Eventually the concrete crack will spread, breaking up the concrete surface even more, and then you’ll need to have it repaired and refilled anyway. If the concrete crack appears in a driveway or other large, single surface, having it repaired sooner rather than later can save you the time, money and frustration of dealing with having the surface completely replaced.

Have a concrete company come out and perform an estimate on the crack. Most companies do this free, so make sure you feel comfortable with the company and the estimate’s cost. From there, they can repair the concrete for you so you don’t have to worry about the crack spreading and causing more issues down the line. If it’s too late, they can give you an estimate on how much it’ll cost to replace the entire surface, as you’ll want to take care of that as soon as possible, too.

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