April Showers Bring Better Concrete Surfaces

What Can Rain and Puddles Mean On My Concrete?

You might think that the snow melting and April showers coming our way would deter our concrete team. You couldn’t be more wrong!

As snow melts and puddles form on driveways, parking lots and sidewalks – utilize those puddles to identify high-risk areas where future issues may occur.  Our team notices where the water is standing as well as the surrounding area to develop a solution for water management on your property.

Even water that does run off your concrete or asphalt surfaces can be used to help identify possible dangers lurking beneath the surface.

By observing the standing water and direction of water flow, the Sorenson Companies team of concrete contractors can identify areas that may lead to:

  • Foundation damage
  • Frost Heaving or uneven surfaces
  • Erosion
  • Separation of concrete sections
  • Tripping hazards
  • Future cracks, splintering or degradation of your concrete or asphalt surfaces
  • Flooding

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT WATER DAMAGE

To ensure the longevity of your concrete or asphalt surfaces, Sorenson recommends being sure your storm drains and curbs are free of debris. However, if any of the following are true, contact Sorenson Companies IMMEDIATELY for a free estimate:

  • Your driveway or parking lot is NOT sloped away from buildings or structures
  • Puddles remain after 24 hours
  • Concrete or asphalt cracks longer than 1.5-inch
  • Your garage floor, garage apron or driveway are separated
  • Your parking lot is separating from the surrounding curbs or storm sewer areas
  • Manholes, storm sewers or entryways of your property begin to drop, lower or pull away from other surfaces

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