Concrete Removal & Replacement
Removing and replacing concrete is a service that Dalinghaus Construction offers as a last resort in repairing existing concrete. More often than not, if a problem with a slab has been addressed prior to getting to this point it will save you a massive amount of downtime, inconvenience, and money. Concrete removal and replacement is when the concrete slab has to be saw cut, jack hammered out, and then repoured according to the design and application of the slab.
Things to look for when a slab needs to be replaced and how to prevent concrete replacement
We want you to save time, money, and just the overall headache that goes along with slab replacement. Go through these steps below if you are noticing or if your concrete is experiencing any of these situations.
- Tree Roots Lifting the Concrete
Tree roots are notorious for damaging and raising concrete to the point of the best solution is removal and replacement. Identifying a tree root lifting or heaving a slab right away, you can effectively stop additional movement. By excavating down along the slab you can clear out the tree roots and install root barriers that will block and divert tree roots from being able to grow and expand under your existing concrete.
- Small Crack has Occurred
Repairing a small crack once it is noticed will help to prevent the slab from getting to a point of it needing to be replaced. Review our crack repair page to better understand how we can repair cracks when they are at a manageable state. Most of the time these repairs can be completed by you and save yourself some time and money.
- Voids Under the Slab
Allowing the slab to be unsupported will result in the slab to crack. How severely and at what rate will be dictated on how well the concrete is reinforced, the strength of the concrete, and how large the void or unsupported area is. Filling voids and densifying soils can help to prevent concrete removal and replacement.
- Excessive Weight Near a Crack
Concrete is designed to withstand or support a certain load. This design can be compromised by introducing an excessive load to the concrete. We see these situations a lot in warehouses where large machines and equipments are put and left for a long period of time. The slab and more importantnly the soils below the slab were not designed to sustain that type of load for the extended period of time that is being asked of it. If you are noticing cracks around were heavy objects are place, you should look at moving them or look at making sure the concrete is designed to structurally support the required loads.