Warehouses with concrete floors and any commercial property with concrete walkways, curbs, and thresholds can all exhibit breaks and cracks over time, with repeated use or simply from exposure to the elements.
When you start to see cracks, it’s tempting to resort to a quick-fix, only to have the concrete revert to its broken state within months. Or, you might think leaving it alone is the way to go. After all, the cracks aren’t that big or too deep. But here’s why you can’t afford NOT to quickly repair broken concrete:
- Untreated breaks in concrete get worse, fast. Although concrete has a high capacity to resist compressive loads, it lacks the ability to withstand being pulled apart, and shrinks as it matures. This means that when breaks first occur, unless they are sealed and reinforced during repairs, it’s only a matter of time before the problems multiply. And when they do, you risk ruining the integrity of the entire concrete slab or floor.
- Cracked concrete creates an unsafe environment. Cracks can result in a number of potential injuries inside or outside of your facility, opening you up to liability lawsuits from your tenants, employees, or any visitors who come onto the premises. Not only do you have to worry about physical injuries from tripping, but the possibility of having hazardous chemicals seep through the cracks and contaminating everyone in or around the building!
- Broken concrete affects your property value. Large cracks or crumbles in concrete makes your commercial property look run-down and unappealing, instantly turning potential customers and/or buyers away and lowering the building’s worth. By making repairs, you will help grow business and maintain a lasting return on your investment.
You don’t have to make concrete repairs yourself – let Innovative Maintenance Solutions do the work for you! With our wide range of experience in repairing concrete and other services that can help your facility look and feel its best, we are happy to provide you with an estimate. Contact us today by phone at 317.626.3727 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).