3 Possible Reasons Why Your Concrete Driveway Is Cracking

Concrete driveway in Front of a Home Alpharetta GA

Concrete is a durable and smooth finish for any private or commercial parking lot. You put a lot of time and expense into your concrete driveway and now you’re disappointed to see some large cracks in it.

You’re confident that the concrete was properly mixed and dried right from the moment it was placed. So why does your driveway’s surface seem to be falling apart?

Here are three possibilities to consider.

Too Much Weight on Your Driveway

Yes, there is such a thing as having too much resting on your concrete surface. You may need to consider parking your boat or RV elsewhere if your driveway wasn’t built thick enough to support the weight.

Soil Settling

Soil and sand underneath concrete surfaces can shift with time as a result of water erosion and the weight of the driveway above. Tree roots can also displace soil underneath a concrete driveway. As the supporting ground compacts and settles, it creates empty cavity areas and voids that can’t support the concrete above resulting in cracks.

Concrete Expansion

Concrete tends to expand a bit in hot weather. When it meets with resistance, it can crack.

Repair Your Sunken Cracked Concrete Driveway

As a concrete surface cracks, you’re left with unlevel and large slabs of cement. Instead of just patching over the gaping cracks as they are, you may be able to restore your driveway with slabjacking.

Slabjacking is a process that lifts concrete slabs of virtually any size to bring them back to the level and angle they originally were poured at.

Does your Milton concrete driveway need a few repairs? Slabjacking may help. Call Advance Concrete and Leveling to learn about your options.

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