There’s an old saying in the concrete business that says, “Every load of concrete comes with cracks.” And while that is true of hairline cracks, more severe cracking can be serious and expensive problems if they are not taken care of as early as possible.
Since all concrete floors are subject to cracking, Control/Contraction Joints are added to prevent damage. These joints are important to the structural integrity of the floor, but control/contraction joints also bring the potential for damage, and safety problems.
- Freeze-thaw cracking
- Aggregate popouts
- Corrosion of reinforcing rods
Polishable overlays are used to repair or enhance concrete floors. The materials and techniques used in concrete overlays are relatively new and require specialized training to determine the type over overlay that will work best and the proper installation of overlays.
The MJA Company’s technicians are specially trained to restore the classic beauty of terrazzo floors to like-new or better-than-new condition with patching, diamond polishing and optional sealing. The cost of terrazzo restoration is far less than replacement.
Concrete floors and slabs can become uneven for a number of reasons. Appearance and safety become very real concerns.
Concrete leveling can, in many cases, save existing concrete from permanent damage and the potential need for removal and replacement.