Does your home or business see a lot of traffic from trick or treaters? Concrete sidewalks and walkways that are chipped, sunken, even, or otherwise in a state of disrepair are not only an eyesore that can damage the visual appeal of your property, but also a safety hazard. Consider repairing your sidewalk before Halloween swings around.
How Long Do Concrete Sidewalks Last?
The life of a sidewalk is determined by many factors including things like weather, soil and overall maintenance. Fluctuating temperatures can cause expansion and contraction of the concrete, which can also play a big role in the development of cracks. Defects that are related to workmanship will show up within just a few days, so a professional concrete masonry contractor can always return and fix them.
The wide array of temperatures and precipitation that Maryland sees often leaves concrete sidewalks in poor condition. Concrete sidewalks that are sunken may need to have the concrete levels. Sunken concrete sidewalks that aren’t repaired will continue to sink each season as they collect more and more moisture, adding weight. Chipped and uneven sidewalks are particularly bad because they post an immediate safety concern. Concrete sidewalks don’t typically need to be completely replaced, so repairing them isn’t much hassle.
Hiring a Professional
You may have the urge to run out to your local hardware store to do a quick fix on your concrete sidewalks, but there are a few reasons you shouldn’t make these repairs yourself. For one, a professional masonry expert has the knowledge to get the job done fast and efficiently. It’s estimated that you can save as much as 50% on the cost of repairing sidewalks when hiring a professional. After installation and subsequent drying, you’ll also be able to use your sidewalks immediately–just in time for trick or treaters.
Masonry Repair and Restoration from Del Prete Masonry
For all of your questions regarding masonry repair and restoration, feel free to contact Del Prete Masonry. Our masonry restoration professionals have the experience and history of satisfied clients to prove that we’ll get the job done right, and cost-effectively. To get started with your masonry restoration project, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County.