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Concrete Repair and Maintenance Ideas and Strategies

Hi, my name is Kent, and I have taken care of a lot of concrete over the years. I have acid stained it, laid it myself, repaired small blemishes and hired concrete contractors to do work for me. Through all of those experiences, I have learned a lot about concrete, and I am eager to share that information with others. If you want tips or ideas related to concrete, you have come to the right place. Please, get comfortable and explore. I hope you enjoy this blog and that it informs and inspires you. When I'm not writing or dealing with concrete, I love to travel. I also work as an engineer and spend a lot of time on home remodeling projects.

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Why Early Detection and Repair of Kerb Damage Is Critical

Have you noticed signs of damage to your residential or commercial kerbing? 

Kerbs are primarily used as barrier systems for paved surfaces such as driveways, patios, walkways and more. They help protect paved areas against erosion and stormwater damage and also delineate pavement from the rest of the landscape.

Like other concrete structures, kerbing is subject to damage over time due to constant use and exposure to the detrimental effects of environmental factors such as rain, the sun's UV radiation and hot or cold weather conditions.  

If you spot minimal cracking, crumbling or chipping on kerbs, you should have kerb repair work done immediately. Early detection and repair of faulty kerbs can help avoid many other undesirable problems, including but not limited to the ones discussed below:

Flooding problems

As already mentioned earlier, kerbs serve as barriers to help avoid flooding problems on pavements during storms. If damaged kerbs aren't repaired quickly, they can fail completely and lead to an uncontrolled stormwater runoff on your pavements and the rest of your property. 

This, in turn, can result in costly water damage to your paved structures and surrounding buildings.

Growth of weeds

If the small cracks that may appear on your kerbs over time aren't sealed quickly, they can encourage weed growth and become larger over time.

Weed plants love to grow in tight spots and the small cracks that may emerge in your kerbs are ideal places for them to sprout. Fixing any small cracks you see on your kerbs immediately is an effective way to discourage weed growth and maintain the aesthetics of your hardscape.

Injuries from slips and falls

Damaged kerbs not only increase the risk of flooding and weed growth but also increase the risk of injury from slip and fall accidents. If someone gets injured from slipping or falling on your kerbs, they can hold you liable for their injury. 

Repairing faulty kerbs helps keep them safe for use. This helps reduce or potentially eliminate liability issues that may arise from slips and falls that occur on your property.

Costly kerb repair

Putting off kerb repairs only results in the need for expensive kerb repairs in the future. A faulty kerb won't self-repair, so your best bet for dealing with the problem in the most cost-effective way possible is to have it repaired right away.

Contact a kerb repair contractor if you see early signs of damage to your kerbs. A DIY attempt at the job can go wrong if you have no clue about what to do.