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Concrete Repairs Vs. Replacement: 4 Benefits of Repairs

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Cracking, chipping, scaling, delamination, efflorescence and spalling are among common problems and defects in concrete structures. Depending on the extent of damage, you may need to call in a damage contractor for concrete repairs or replacement. Concrete repairs are a viable option if the damage isn't so extensive that it has compromised the integrity of the structure. If the structural integrity has been weakened, replacement is the better alternative. Here is a look at some of the benefits you can expect from professional concrete repairs.

1.    Repairs Hold Up Well

When done right, concrete repairs will produce effective results that are long-lasting. In terms of structural integrity and aesthetics, you can be confident in the results of the repairs. This is especially true if you've chosen a contractor who is equipped with the right skills and experience to deliver quality workmanship on all projects.

2.    Repairs Are Cost-Effective

Concrete repairs will generally cost you less than the amount of money you can expect to spend on a replacement project. The amount you save will depend on the extent of the damage. In some cases, you may be able to save as much as half of the amount.

3.    Repairs Take Less Time

If your concrete structure, such as a commercial parking lot, cannot be out of commission for an extended period, then you are better off choosing repairs over replacements. Replacing concrete requires a lot of work and will take some time, especially if you are working with a small crew. Concrete repairs, on the other hand, may only take a fraction of that time. More often than not, the focus is localised with repairs, and that is why they take less time.

4.    Repairs Are Better for the Environment

The process of removing the old concrete, preparing the surface for the new layer and the actual laying of the new concrete layer can leave quite the carbon footprint. This is not the case with concrete repairs, which will provide just as effective of a result as the replacement but without all the excessive releases into the environment.

Still unsure about whether or not concrete repairs is the best option for you? You should seek the professional opinion of an expert damage contractor for your concrete services. If you do go ahead with the repairs, the highlighted benefits, among others, are what you can expect to enjoy as a result.