When it comes to concrete, The L. Suzio York Hill Companies knows their stuff. Serving South Central Connecticut for over 100 years by providing the construction industry with the best materials in the business, the company provides products for jobs both big and small.
Curious about common concrete problems? Let these expert suppliers shed some light on a few issues:
- Cracking: Both paving and pervious concrete crack easily. While this is sometimes unpreventable, the issue can be controlled. Shrinkage and settlement are two main causes of cracking. To reduce the issue, there are a few tricks you can try. First, design a flexible pavement to accommodate necessary movements that occur during installation. Second, always install the joints carefully and in the correct manner (forming a groove always helps). It's also crucial to keep weather conditions in mind during installation, as they can make a difference in every step, from placement to finishing. Finally, with ready-mix concrete products, reduce the water content by amplifying the amount of coarse aggregate.
- Discoloration: With ready-mix concrete products, the resulting concrete should have the same color if you're using the same batch and materials every time. However, if you don't, discoloration can color. While water can also cause this issue, workmanship is the biggest concern. Be careful to keep the batch and materials the same every time for a smooth appearance that fits in everywhere.
- Scaling: When concrete breaks off and continues peeling, scaling occurs. This usually happens due to weak materials, poor curing procedure, or water seepage. To avoid scaling, ensure that the job isn't finished until all water has been evaporated, and curl properly, keeping the weather in mind throughout the process.
Have concrete concerns? The L. Suzio York Hill Companies supplies the Connecticut construction industry with ready-mix products, paving and pervious concrete, and other needed materials to get the job done right. Learn more about their construction materials by visiting them online, or call (203) 237-8421 to place your order today.