Concrete Cracking

Concrete shows its age as well as any imperfections. Concrete displays its weaknesses as cracks, fissures, and fractures. What are the differences between cracks, fissures, and fractures? When there is a crack in the concrete does it mean something different than a fissure? There are differences, and the differences are usually in the severity of the damage within the concrete. Unless we’re talking about a concrete slab aged years and years, then it’s best to assume that the size and width of the damage determines the damage. Most times damage signals some structural issue within the concrete. Structural issues are caused by earth shift, environmental conditions, etc. Concrete damage could also be caused by inappropriate design and deteriorating durability.

Shotcrete is a terrific material for a retaining wall build, ditch, canal, etc. It’s equally a terrific material to use to repair those structures. And because of the way it is applied, shotcrete is a terrific material regardless if the structure is reinforced or not.

Because damage indicates a problem within the concrete structure, it’s likely best to repair it. For instance, the retaining wall has responsibilities. And retaining walls that are damaged, or have questionable integrity (walls made of stone and brick are oftentimes beautiful, especially as they age, but if they are structurally unstable and responsible for holding back earth or water, it may be a good idea to replace it). Retaining wall replacement is simple when you leave the work to the experienced professionals at Shotcrete Montana. Shotcrete is a durable material, and can be applied efficiently.

If you have any questions about shotcrete, or if you have a project in mind that only the experienced shotcrete/concrete professionals at Shotcrete Montana can do right, then call today.

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