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Concrete is a sturdy material that is perfect for garage floors, porches, stairs, patios, sidewalks or driveways on your property. However, summer brings on several weather elements that can cause damage to your concrete surfaces, so knowing these 4 ways to care for concrete in summer can help you.
The Kansas City summers range in such extreme cases of humidity, rain, very hot temperatures that both homeowners and business owners have to deal with the end results. The results with concrete can be new cracks or existing cracks widening. Concrete typically has the most issues in cold winter weather, during the freeze/thaw cycle, but the warm temperatures and humidity can have the same effects. Both of these extreme weather elements are relevant in the Kansas City area, and our team at PolyMagic is here to help you.
4 Ways to Care for Concrete in Summer
Way #1: New Concrete Projects
Ready to start a new project? Concrete flatwork services are available at PolyMagic and result in some amazing new living spaces around your home. This is one way to care for your concrete in summer… to expand it and create new projects.
Way #2: Check Cracks Regularly
As a homeowner and business owner, you should review your concrete cracks regularly. A crack will continue to widen and create uneven surfaces. Trip hazards can worsen quickly and cause you, as the homeowner or business owner, tens of thousands of dollars should anyone fall on them.
Before summer ramps up, take the time to have an expert come out to review the cracks. PolyMagic is a KC-based concrete repair company that specializes in polyjacking. This is the most efficient and effective form of lifting concrete out there. The team at PolyMagic offers free estimates and as our 80+ 5-star reviews show, the crew is honest, effective and quick.
Way #3: Concrete Cleaning
Just like the interior of your home or apartment building, cleaning should be prioritized to the exterior of your home as well. The concrete surfaces in the exterior include any of the following locations – sidewalks, driveways, garages, porches, patios, and stairs. An easy way to clean the concrete surfaces is to use a pressure washer, spray down the concrete to remove built-up dirt. Then, use a mixture of water and mild detergent to scrub down the entire surface using a scrub brush. After the mixture, do a final rinse of the concrete.
Way #4: Weekly Maintenance
A little shade cast on your concrete can go a long way when the sun is hot and the temperatures are rising. Direct sunlight can cause concrete to get extremely hot and develop cracks, but it can also cause stained concrete to fade over time. PolyMagic can help you mitigate the need to replace the concrete by filling and lifting by using the method of polyjacking.
Are you ready to get a free quote on your uneven concrete surfaces? Reach out and we’ll get you on the schedule: 816-765-4800
Did you know that one of the most dangerous part of your home or apartment complex is the uneven concrete? The #1 visit to the ER is from falls on concrete. Are you ready to get a free estimate? https://www.polymagic.net/request-a-quote/
Why not check some tasks off your to-do list? The tech at PolyMagic is still completing estimates and jobs. He has some openings for estimate times next Tuesday and Thursday, so fill out this form and we’ll add you to the system for an estimate! https://www.polymagic.net/request-a-quote/
PolyMagic is a leader in concrete lifting, leveling, foundation repair/grading and flatwork in the Kansas City, central Missouri, and NE Kansas areas.
PolyMagic was initially established to address concrete lifting issues within basement floors, and has since expanded to cover problems areas, both residential and commercial, including:
– Basement Floors
– Concrete Steps
– Foundation Slabs
– Garage Floors
– Pool Slabs
– Slab Homes
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PolyMagic has launched an extension of their business to include foundation repairs and soil grading. The service is available for both residential and commercial customers. The need for foundation repair can reduce the long-term costs and damage that could result if the area is not repaired properly.
As a general rule, the ground should slope away from the house at least 6 inches over 10 feet.
According to the EPA, patio slabs, walks and driveways need a minimum slope of 1/4 inch per foot away from the house with back-fill to prevent settling. The final grade must be sloped away from the foundation by 1/2 inch per foot over a minimum distance of 10 feet. Keeping the proper slope allows water to drain away from the house foundation.
The consensus seems to be that a good slope to aim for when grading land extending out from a house foundation is about 6 inches for the first 10 feet (that translates to a “slope” of 5 percent).
Continue reading about PolyMagic’s latest service here: https://www.polymagic.net/foundation-repair-grading/
Do you have uneven concrete issues? Trip hazards? Let the experts at PolyMagic, KC’s leading polyjacking and concrete lifting experts, help you out. This is something you want to get under control before the winter thaw and freeze cycle worsens the issues. Residential or commercial! Driveways, stairs, porches, basement slabs, pool slabs, sidewalks, and more! Click below to watch the latest video from PolyMagic!