Repair vs. Replacement of Damaged Concrete Sidewalks and Driveways

Damage to your sidewalks and driveways can reduce the curb appeal of your home or business and could even leave you liable for any injuries caused by these uneven surfaces. Consulting with a Houston paving contractor is a good first step toward resolving these issues and restoring your concrete to its former condition. Here are some basic guidelines that can help you to navigate the restoration process and to decide whether concrete repair or replacement services are the most practical choice for you.

Determine the Source of the Problem

Pitting, cracking and damage that originates from the top of your concrete surface can often be repaired quickly and easily with a surface coat of concrete that fills in these areas. If the problem goes deeper than that, however, your Houston concrete contractor may recommend a complete replacement as the most cost-effective solution for your situation.

Look for Signs of Subgrade Problems

Areas in which the concrete has subsided or settled are usually signs that the subgrade below your driveway or sidewalk has deteriorated due to poor initial installation or geological factors in your area. Deep cracks can also be signs that the underlying structure of your concrete installation has shifted. Subgrade problems are unlikely to go away on their own. By removing all the concrete from the area and starting fresh with a new subgrade layer, you can enjoy the greatest longevity for your concrete restoration project.

Decide on a Course of Action

A number of factors may affect your decision to repair or to replace your concrete sidewalks, driveways and garages:

  • The degree to which the concrete has deteriorated
  • The extent of the damage
  • The cost of replacement vs. repair
  • The environmental impact of replacing concrete

By taking all these factors into consideration when making a decision about how to proceed with your concrete restoration work, you can ensure the best resolution for your home or business. Working with proven professionals with a long history of success in the Houston construction industry can help you to achieve the best possible results and the highest degree of curb appeal for your business enterprise or private residence.

As a leading Houston foundation contractor, KCS Construction Company can provide you with the most cost-effective and practical solutions for all your concrete repair and replacement needs. Our expert technicians stay current with the latest developments in the construction industry and can provide you with the best guidance on repairing or replacing concrete for your sidewalks, driveways and other areas of your home or business. Call us today at 281-304-5885 to discuss your needs with one of our experienced Houston paving contractor team. We look forward to providing all of your concrete construction needs.


KCS Construction Services is a general contractor focused on commercial and industrial construction in the Houston area.

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