Cracked or Damaged Driveways and Sidewalks: Should I Repair or Replace the Concrete?

Visible damage to sidewalks and driveways is not only an eyesore, but can also be a liability if neglected. After the decision is made to remedy the damage, the question of whether to repair or replace the concrete will be next. Concrete provider, Razorback Concrete, offers some guidance.

damaged concreteWhen you are trying to decide whether to repair or replace concrete that has become cracked or damaged, you must consider whether or not the concrete is worth fixing. Damage that is isolated to one small area of a driveway or sidewalk can often be repaired simply by removing that area and replacing it. Small cracks and isolated damage is often worth fixing rather than taking on the cost of replacement, but in three specific scenarios where the subgrade is at fault, replacement is always the best option.

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6 Critical Parameters of Ready Mix Concrete Quality Testing

At Razorback Concrete, following ready mix concrete quality testing standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) International ensures a safe and sturdy product.

ready mix concrete quality testingThe concrete industry relies heavily on following sound quality control measures from start to finish. From the moment water is added to the mix, the chemical reaction begins and starts the clock ticking on how much time is available to complete a job. Everyone involved at Razorback Concrete, from the mixer to the driver to the finishers, plays a vital role in ensuring the pour is a success. From residential to commercial projects, following ready mix concrete quality testing practices ensures the material will cure properly and meet ASTM standards for safety and longevity.

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3 Ways Builders Can Use Pervious Concrete in Residential Neighborhoods

By using pervious concrete in driveways, walkways, and other outdoor spaces, builders can create sustainable environments in residential neighborhoods.

residential use of pervious concretePervious concrete has many uses beyond familiar commercial and industrial applications. There are immense benefits to using pervious concrete in residential settings and neighborhoods. Many large cities and small towns use pervious concrete for parking lots, sidewalks, and other communal areas. But builders and developers can also utilize the product at more local and personal levels. The residential use of pervious concrete has many sustainable and advantageous benefits that builders and developers should consider in the planning stages of residential projects.

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