There’s a lot of misinformation about foundation repair methods. A lot of myths are being circulated on online forums, message boards, and groups over the internet. Here at Akron Foundation Repair and Concrete Leveling, we want to make sure that you have the right knowledge when it comes to foundation repair methods. Many contractors would recommend their most expensive service and while it is possible that you really need it, how do you know if it’s really the best for your situation?
Different soil and foundation types demand different repair methods. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to foundation repairs.
In this article, we will look at the best foundation repair system – comparison of different types. We will also dispel the most common myths surrounding concrete repair.
Myth – You can’t improve the appearance of old concrete.
Old concrete, while prone to fading, can still be improved in terms of appearance. If you know what to do, you can easily mask the fading of old concrete relatively easy. The fading is the direct cause of sunlight which can bleach the color out of the concrete. A faded concrete can lower the home’s aesthetic appeal and value. Luckily, this is a problem that can easily be fixed if you have the proper knowledge and information.
If you want to change the color of your faded concrete, you can apply a stain on the concrete. This stain will add rich earthy colors back on the faded concrete. Doing this will return the aesthetic appeal of the concrete.
Myth – Decorative concrete can last indefinitely
Concrete is a highly durable material but it isn’t going to last indefinitely. Like most materials, it also has an expiration date. Concrete is prone to corrosion, weather effects, and many other outside factors. Considering all that, it is easy to see how years of exposure to many elements will have a huge effect on the quality of the concrete.
Over time, dirt will accumulate on the concrete and when you do not remove them, they can stain the concrete permanently. To eliminate dirt and debris accumulation, you can hire professional pressure washer to clean the concrete at least twice a year. The powerful stream of water can penetrate deep into the concrete dislodging any substance that is trapped in it.
Decorative concrete can be aesthetically pleasing but just like any other type of concrete, you should do proper maintenance for it. A lot of homeowners misunderstand the properties of decorative concrete. Homeowners should be aware of the importance of pressure washing. It can prolong the life and good appearance of the concrete.