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Concrete Problem Signs

When cracking, flaking, or uneven concrete plagues your North Carolina home, it may be time to call in the experts.


The concrete around your Charlotte or Hickory home is extremely vulnerable to wear and tear over a long period of time. Sometimes it’s avoidable, and other times you’re at the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are some common signs that your concrete needs concrete lifting.  

Common Concrete Problem Signs

While it is a tough material, concrete on your property can fall victim to damage in many ways. Here are some of the common problems with your concrete to keep an eye on.

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Concrete Cracks 

Large cracks can visually be one of the most obvious signs of damage, concrete cracks in your sidewalk, patio steps, or anywhere, can be a tripping concern, especially for children and the elderly. There are many ways that cracks form in the concrete around your home, including being weakened by cleaning chemicals, and more commonly, underground movement in the area’s expansive yellow clay soil.  

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Sloping or Uneven Concrete

Notably uneven concrete is also a sign that you need concrete lifting. Raised or sunken concrete slabs are unsightly safety hazards, more so than concrete cracks. This can also be caused by expansive clay soils as well as expanding tree roots navigating through soil, as soil movement beneath the surface can unevenly exert pressure on the slab above. An expert can help you determine what’s really going on under the surface.  

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Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining

Concrete flaking is just what it sounds like; pieces of concrete drying up and flaking off of the surface. This can occur when the concrete mixture was poorly made, or if external factors like chemical use and extreme weather wear on the concrete over time. Either way, this bumpy exterior is not only unsightly, but it can also make for a nasty fall should you lose your balance.   

Local Experts Can Help Rejuvenate Your Concrete  

No matter what level of damage your concrete has sustained over time, our experts at Dry Pro are specifically trained to offer the right customized solution for you. By offering you a free whole-home foundation inspection, we are determined to find the true source of the damage so that we can accurately safeguard your concrete in the future. Contact us today to schedule your free inspection and estimate with our team. We are proud to serve homeowners in Southwestern North Carolina, including Greater Charlotte, Hickory, and surrounding areas.

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