It goes without saying that concrete goes through a lot of wear and tear. Not only is this caused by human use, but by the destructive forces of Mother Nature. Here in Texas, we have to tolerate all forms of weather, from snow and rain to high humidity and even tornadoes.
This can cause a variety of negative effects on the longevity of concrete, especially if it hasn’t been properly treated. For many amateurs, the concrete installation consists of simply buying a cheap concrete mixer from a nearby hardware store and going to work with little forethought.
We like to take things far more seriously. We’ve already experienced everything nature can throw at us, and we want to make sure your construction is fully prepared for the unexpected. Concrete may be highly flexible in application, but due to its mixture, it will start to crack due to stress. It needs to be placed in the right conditions.
It’s also important to take the temperature into account; snow, rain, and humidity can stop your concrete from settling if it’s placed on uneven ground, causing cracks and crusting to form.
If water seeps through these cracks, it can reach the rebar meant to reinforce the concrete and cause it to rust. Rusting will cause the rebar to expand and create even more cracks. While this could be a harmless threat, it can become an even bigger problem to a structure over time if it needs to be constantly addressed.
As we all know, the long Texas summers can be brutal due to the amount of humidity. High humidity creates moisture, which can affect the durability of concrete. It can cause mold and bacteria to form; not only is this cause for concern in construction, but it can also cause a health risk to people in the area.
That’s why our team at pays very close attention when we’re on the job – we understand how Mother Nature can create hazardous conditions. We take into consideration everything from air circulation to climate control with meticulous craftsmanship to extend the life of the concrete. It may not seem very important at first, but complications can arise later. It’s this dedication that has led us to become one of the leading construction companies in South Central Texas!