Repairing or Replacing Your Sidewalks

Is it time for your concrete sidewalks to be repaired or replaced? Call a Salem concrete company for a free inspection.

After surviving many years’ worth of Oregon precipitation, your concrete sidewalk may be a little worse for wear. Chances are, there are areas that are chipped, broken, sunken, or otherwise uneven. These issues are an eyesore, doing damage to the visual appeal of your property. Not only that, but they may pose liability hazards, depending on the severity of the crack, break, or unevenness.

Once concrete has begun to sink, it is sure to get worse over time. The sunken concrete will collect more moisture, which adds weight. The moisture will stay put as a result of the soil erosion occurring beneath and between the concrete slabs. Ultimately, that will cause the already sunken portions of the sidewalk to sink further, creating unsafely uneven areas. Something that is no more than a nuisance today could become a real trip-and-fall hazard in the near future. Learn about frost heave.

While some think it’s more economical to make repairs on their own, this is not always the case. Hiring a professional Salem concrete contractor may save you as much as 50% in the long run. It may take slightly longer than it would for you to do it yourself, but their expertise in the area ensures that the repairs they make will be quality and will last for years to come.

Lucky for you, hiring a local Salem contractor may be more cost-effective than you had thought. It is rare that a sidewalk has to be torn up and re-done entirely, and most repair jobs can be done in a relatively short period of time. That means less cost to you, as well as more time spent enjoying your property at its best.

If your sidewalks or other paved areas could use some TLC, contact Slate & Slate Construction, your trusted Salem concrete contractor, to get a free estimate today.