Concrete is a material that expands and contracts depending on the temperature outside. As a result, it is not uncommon for even brand new concrete to experience small, hairline cracks along the surface. While this is not ideal, it should not be a major concern in terms of the quality or durability of your concrete.
However, as cracks begin to exceed the width of a “hairline fracture”, it is important to take the necessary steps to prevent further damage. (A good rule-of-thumb is that if the crack is wide enough to fit a quarter or nickel, it’s time to fix it). If addressed early, cracks can usually be repaired at an affordable price. But if left unattended for an extended amount of time, cracks can grow to become a much bigger problem. As water, dirt, plants and other harmful materials infiltrate the crack, the damage becomes worse and can threaten the longevity of your concrete.
It is recommended that you repair concrete cracks as soon as they become wide enough to hold a nickel (coin).
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