Though concrete slabs last for several centuries, they still develop cracks, holes, gaps, and crevices with time. This happens because of changes in weather conditions, heavy use of the concrete surface, and underground geographic incidents. When you notice these damages on your concrete, you need to take action and repair them as soon as possible. If you don’t, what might seem like a small problem today, could grow into a huge issue that compromises the integrity of the entire property tomorrow. The longer it stays unresolved, the more likely it will become difficult to repair and more costly as well.
If the cracks are wide, the best way to patch them is using a patching compound mixed with water. You’ll need to use a trowel to get your concrete patching compound into every gap available. The smaller cracks, less than a quarter an inch wide can be repaired using a liquid filler or concrete caulk. While it looks easy to do the repairs on your own, it’s better to involve professionals to identify what the underlying problem might be.