Concrete Deterioration

Concrete Deterioration

Concrete is a strong, stable material used in the construction of many structures. When properly composed and laid, buildings using concrete as a primary building component can last for decades. From roads to driveways, parking lots to airplane runways, from backyard shed foundations to large commercial buildings, concrete is everywhere. However, like any man-made material, concrete is prone to deterioration over time. The elements take their toll on this porous material, including rain, freezing and thawing, persistent moisture, uneven pressures, sinking due to soil conditions, and more.

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Causes of Concrete Deterioration

Concrete deteriorates over time for a number of reasons. Age of the structure is a primary determining factor in the decay of concrete construction, as is material quality, the skill and workmanship of the contractors who laid the material, and the area in which the structure was built. External forces exert pressures as well, including weather patterns, soil composition and shift, increasing or uneven building load, and more. Here are the common issues causing concrete deterioration in Arizona.

  • Heavy or unseasonal rains
  • Freezing and thawing cycles
  • Sinking from compressive soils
  • Embedded metal corrosion
  • Chemical deterioration

Commercial Concrete Deterioration Repair Applications

Luckily, our team has the experience and solutions to handle any concrete deterioration issue, regardless of your structure's state of repair. Our expert concrete repair specialists will use top-tier technologies to repair your concrete, customizing a solution to meet your exact needs.

  • Embedded Metal Corrosion: Corrosion of embedded metals is arguably the most common cause of concrete deterioration. When steel or other metal corrodes, the resulting rust occupies a greater volume than the volume of the non-corroded steel. This volume expansion causes tensile stress in the concrete structure, and eventually leads to issues like cracking, delamination, spalling, and more. A NO Dealers has treated embedded metal corrosion in many concrete structures, developing a suite of techniques and skills required to help repair current damage and prevent future issues.
  • Freeze and Thaw Cycles: When water freezes, it can expand in volume by nearly 10%. Water held within the pores and capillaries of moist concrete constructions will expand and contract as temperatures freeze and thaw, leading to pressures that can crack, crumble and scale concrete. While Arizona isn't known for its frequent freezing temperatures, there are many parts of the state where cold snaps can commonly cause freeze and thaw cycles. A NO Dealers is prepared to handle the damage caused by this phenomenon, offering high-quality concrete repair services around Arizona.
  • Loss of Strength from Overload, Impact: Concrete is usually constructed with a designed load capacity. When this capacity is exceeded, intentionally or otherwise, damages can occur. Compression cracks and spalling from overload are common, and the symptoms can be caused by building additions, earthquakes, shifting materials, and more. Arizona Foundation Solutions can provide additional support where it's needed with best-in-class concrete repair and stabilization products designed to address weakened concrete structures and foundations.
  • Soil-Related Decay: Soil issues are a common cause of concrete structural decay. Slabs are prone to wear and decay resulting from soil settlement, depending on the composition of the soil. Expansive soils in Arizona are common, resulting in settlement when soils shrink during dry spells. Both of these issues cause cracking, spalling, crumbling, and general decay of concrete construction. These common issues are rectified by our concrete leveling and repair solutions, which are composed of industry-leading concrete repair products.

Commercial Concrete Repair Solutions

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From simple concrete lifting to major foundation repair with piering, A NO Dealers has solutions for every type of concrete deterioration. A NO Dealers offers the following solutions for repairing deteriorating concrete, tailoring a custom solution to the exact cause of your commercial concrete problem.

Our experts are ready to give you the help you need. With decades of concrete repair expertise, we are Arizona's go-to professionals for restoring concrete commercial structures, foundations and hardscapes throughout the state. When you're ready to take control of your commercial structure's deteriorating concrete, give us a call.

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