Concrete grinding, repair, and replacement – Placerville, Sacramento

Concrete is one of those things we take for granted, until it becomes a problem. The sidewalk in front of your house is just a clean dry area to walk until the tree roots push up the surface and becomes it becomes a “trip hazard”. Or maybe your beautiful backyard patio is the meeting area for family get-together, but it has a big spot from a spilt quart of furniture stain accident. What are your options?

As a general contractor, my experience is that many of these concrete problems can be solved. Many can be done by the homeowner themselves. Apartment communities can have their own maintenance staff complete many of the issues they face. Here is a list of options with the pros and cons.

Concrete Grinding – This is usually done by professional concrete grinders, they have special equipment that grinds the high areas to eliminate the “trip hazards”. This is often used when tree roots have started to push a section of sidewalk up higher than the adjoining section. If you have several areas where to is occurring, the cost is pretty inexpensive.

Concrete Repair – This can be done in a variety of ways. Small holes and depressions can be filled with a concrete filler or patch. These are usually for areas of approximately one foot square in area. Larger repairs would include whole sections of concrete. In a sidewalk, this usually includes an entire section of sidewalk – maybe 4 feet by 10 feet in size. Larger pads would have to be cut using a concrete cutting tool to remove the damaged area.

Concrete Replacement – This would be the most expensive option. The good news is that you will have a new concrete surface – new sidewalk, walkway, deck, patio or driveway. The best part of getting a replacement is that you can make changes. Change the color, the surface, the design, you can change the whole look of the area.

I would suggest using a licensed contractor in your area. Get several estimates. And listen to what the contractor has to say. The contractor has years of experience doing this type of work, let him share his experience with you.

Good luck with all your property improvements!


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