In today’s litigious society, a broken or lifted sidewalk slab on your property is a lawsuit just waiting to happen (I’m sure you have heard a few stories). An unsafe walkway could result in a serious injury or worse, especially for our senior citizens. Either way, you’re on the hook for painful financial setback. One phone call to DohenyView All
In today’s litigious society, a broken or lifted sidewalk slab on your property is a lawsuit just waiting to happen (I’m sure you have heard a few stories). An unsafe walkway could result in a serious injury or worse, especially for our senior citizens. Either way, you’re on the hook for painful financial setback. One phone call to Doheny Concrete Construction,Inc will end the daily gamble you’re taking, not to mention increasing the curb appeal of your property.
Do you have one or multiple slabs that have been lifted due to tree roots? Doheny Concrete Construction,Inc can economically remove the slab, grind the tree roots with out harming the tree, and bring your sidewalk back to its original state. Whenever the concrete sidewalks surrounding your house or business are chapped and tumbling, you would likely conclude that they would be a disgrace. It can demonstrate risks to anybody walking by. Whenever you have sidewalk fractures or a break down of your sidewalks, you would do best to acknowledge precisely what you perhaps are in for.
In dry seasons, the solid adjacent to the foundation should be watered to maintain a consistent moisture level. Proper moisture levels are critical as the function is to keep balanced soil water content next to and under the foundation.
The use of a soaker hose is most often the best solution. The soaker hose should be used 24” to 36” form the house. In many cases, homeowners have delayed too long before watering and cracks have already appeared in the home. Many times starting a watering program at this time is to late. July, August, and September is when cracks in the solid often appear. You want to have initiated a watering program long before this so the cracks do not appear.
Other Maintenance issues:
Drainage- it is imperative that ground surface water drains away from the foundation. Ground surface water should never be allowed to pool around the foundation. You can perform annual inspections of the ground, from the foundation out at least five feet, directly after a rainstorm. If there is water pooling around the foundation, this situation must be addressed by installing proper drainage around the area.
Vegetation- is aware of the kinds of trees you have planted near your home. Certain types of trees have extensive shallow root systems that absorb water from the solid. The Department of Housing and Urban Development states that trees be planted at the same distance as their ultimate height. Plants with large, shallow root systems planted in a shallow foundation that have roots that grow out in diameter, produce an upheaval in the foundation beam.