How To Know When A Building Needs Concrete Restoration

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How To Know When A Building Needs Concrete Restoration

Paint is not the only thing that keeps your commercial building looking its best. Concrete also plays a major role in the structural support and shape of buildings.

Whatever the cause, weathering, aging, water damage, or wear and tear, concrete restoration is a must to maintain your commercial building in peak condition. Regardless of how well it was built, its concrete will eventually need to be restored.

What Is Concrete Restoration?

The process of concrete restoration involves repairing damaged or old concrete to help restore a building’s appearance and structure. It’s also possible to restore concrete on sidewalks and driveways with this process.

A building’s ability to support itself is compromised when concrete is damaged or weakened. Because of the size and number of people in commercial properties in comparison to residential ones, concrete restoration is important to consider as a commercial building owner. 

Keep in mind that concrete repair is different from concrete restoration. Concrete repair focuses on addressing the concrete’s structural issues, rather than its appearance. With concrete restoration, you take care of both the structural and aesthetic aspects of the concrete. 

Benefits Of Concrete Restoration

Not only does concrete restoration enhance the overall appearance of your commercial building, it also helps to maintain its safety, solidity, and lifespan. 

Concrete restoration supports a building’s structural integrity. You can prevent other problems in your building by addressing those potentially hazardous cracks, like leaks for example. 

Insulation prevents air from getting in and out through walls, floors, and ceilings. Concrete restoration seals these cracks and keeps your insulation functioning properly. 

3 Signs It’s Time Your Building Needs Concrete Restoration

You see cracks in the surface

Concrete should have a smooth surface and be free from cracks. Cracked concrete is generally considered a sign of decay in a building.

When inspecting your building, carefully check the concrete surface for lines, and make sure to do so on both the inside and the outside. Be aware that the wider the gaps between the lines are, the more serious the cracks are.

There is water pooling

After a heavy downpour, if rainwater always collects and pools on concrete areas, your building might need concrete restoration. While it might seem like a minor issue, ignoring it can lead to weak concrete that will deteriorate quicker.

There is spalling on the surface

Spalling refers to when concrete cracks or flakes. A common sign of concrete damage, spalling most commonly occurs in high traffic areas. In some cases, it can be caused by a mistake made during the initial pouring of the concrete.

Count On Our Commercial Painting Experts 

Our restoration division is skilled in repairing structural damage. Whether you need to repair spalling concrete or stucco crack, we have the skills to do the job.

Contact Sepi Painting & Waterproofing today for a free estimate!