Structural concrete is a special type of concrete, often reinforced, capable of carrying a structural load or incorporated as an integral part of a structure. This means that if structural concrete is damaged or has cracks, then the integrity of the building is in danger.
If you are concerned that the structural concrete of your Sonoma County home or building is weakening then you can count on the experienced professionals at Ironcat Concrete to inspect your property and perform the necessary repairs to ensure that it is structurally sound.
SIGNS OF FOUNDATION ISSUES
One of the most important pieces of structural concrete is the foundation of a building. As it is so important let us discuss what to look for so that our Sonoma clients have a basic idea of what to inspect.
Doors and windows – if a foundation is not level then there is a problem that needs to be fixed. The doors and windows, especially on the second floor or higher, that no longer close as they should or are hard to open often point to a sloping foundation.
Cracks in bricks and molding – another sign that the foundation is sagging, cracks in bricks or in crown or baseboard molding indicate that the foundation has shifted and will probably continue to shift.
Look at the foundation directly – if you can view your foundation directly then you should inspect for cracks and fractures first. Some cracks can be insignificant and occur as the concrete settles but often they are an indication that pressure is unevenly distributed and can eventually lead to severe damage if left alone. Other telltale signs are signs of moisture, from pooling water to the presence of mold or discoloration, and if the concrete is crumbling or flaking.
YOUR STRUCTURE IS SECURE WITH IRONCAT CONCRETE
If you notice any of these signs in your foundation or other pieces of structural concrete, then it is recommended that you contact a profession to perform a full inspection. Ironcat can inspect and repair your concrete so that it is as good as new, if not better. We invite you to call us today for a consultation and estimate.
Ironcat Inc. is a full service concrete and demolition contractor specializing in the unique. With over 20 years experience in all areas of concrete, Ironcat is poised to satisfy your concrete needs. We won the Golden Trowel Award in 2007 (tied for the world record). Our services include: architectural concrete, concrete resurfacing, concrete staining, decorative concrete, repairs of cracked concrete, epoxy injections, structural concrete, and flat work like walkways and stairs.