Sidewalks, driveways, and concrete slabs are just a few areas in your home that may not receive a lot of attention but can become extremely hazardous if not taken care of.
Concrete slabs will shift with time causing cracks, gaps, and uneven surfaces. These uneven surfaces can be the cause of many different problems for you and your home, especially if a concrete slab is the base of your home.
Here are some reasons why you need to fix your concrete slab.
Concrete slabs that are cracked or uneven are dangerous for you, your home and your family. They become tripping hazards and cause falls or injuries. If you have small children in your home, take time to fix any concrete slabs in or on outside of your home.
Driveways and sidewalks that are filled with cracks and gaps are not attractive to the eye when driving or walking by. They can make the first appearance of your home unattractive which can become a major factor if you ever decide to sell your home. Cracks, gaps, and unevenness in driveways or sidewalks make the resale value of your home drop.
Damage in your home
For homes built on concrete slabs, these cracks and sinking slabs will create major structural damage to your home. Your windows and doors will start to stick when you try to open or close them, and these uneven slabs will allow water to intrude into your home creating water damage.
Unfortunately, uneven or sinking concrete is not a problem that will go away with time. The more you wait to have this problem addressed, the worse it will become for your home. Plus, the worse these slabs get, the more your pockets will hurt when it comes time to fix them. Save your home and your wallet by getting these problems addressed sooner rather than later.
Mount Valley Foundation Services have a solution for your home’s driveways, sidewalks, or any other concrete surfaces you may have in or outside of your home.
If you are noticing cracks, sinking, or unevenness, call Mount Valley at 803-220-3550 or click HERE to fill out a free home inspection today. Always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to your home.