The Transtar team of sidewalk inspectors are qualified to perform inspections of above ground concrete sidewalks. Besides the typical sidewalk inspection, if your sidewalk is cracked or has serious problems we can perform an inspection that is free of charge and we’ll get back to you within 24-48 hours. Our sidewalk inspection includes:
What is wrong?
What is the possible damage from the condition?
What is the cost of repair?
What can be done to fix the problem?
What can be done to improve the condition?
Finally, you need to think about what kind of crack repair you want to do. You have three choices: crack repair, crack repair with a sealant, and sidewalk replacement. As with all other repairs, your first step is to check the cracks. If the cause is severe cracking, as with alligator cracking, it is necessary to seal the cracks. When it comes to sealing cracks, there are two different types: crack sealer and crack sealer with an adhesive. With crack sealer, you use a sealant like self-leveling patch to fill the cracks. This is the most common way to repair cracks. Once the sealant is set up, it provides a good surface that can be easily wiped with a wet rag. Unfortunately, the sealant does not provide much protection.
You also need to decide if you want to use a crack repair product or if you want to do it yourself. There are many inexpensive products available for repairing cracks. They are designed to fill the cracks with a quick-setting, self-leveling resin or a cement-like product. These products do a good job of leveling and filling the cracks. The problem is that they have no adhesion to the concrete, so they do not provide any long-term protection. Many homeowners try to repair cracks with crack cement. Crack cement is a combination of crack filler and a sealer that is mixed together and applied to fill the cracks. Crack cement provides a self-leveling surface that bonds to the sidewalk. Unfortunately, you cannot use the crack cement with the concrete surface because the cement would not bond to the surface of the concrete. So, you will need to have the entire sidewalk replaced. 827ec27edc