When should I consider replacement over repair

Weather and time can affect the appearance and aesthetics of your concrete. When you notice cracks or sinking, you may wonder if it’s better to replace it or try to repair it. How do you know which is best? Continue reading to learn more:

What caused the issue?

The factors causing your concrete to fail can help determine the next step you’ll take. If your concrete is broken too badly, the best option would be to replace it. However, if your concrete is experiencing common issues like sinking with only a few cracks, then a repair may be your best option.

When Should I Consider Replacement Over Repair

What is the nature of the issue?

Below is a list of some common problems you might notice that will help determine whether to repair your concrete or replace it.

  • Uneven slab
  • Broken features
  • Wear and tear
  • Discoloration
  • Cracks

Repair Vs. Replace Your Concrete Floor

When to repair concrete

If your concrete floor is experiencing minor issues, then repairing your concrete is likely the best option. Repair is best if the damage can be repaired and the integrity of the slab isn’t affected. Below are some of the issues that require repair:

  • Minor cracks
  • Misaligned slabs
  • Improper drainage
  • High step up to porch or stoop

When to replace concrete

If your concrete floor, driveway, patio, or flooring is experiencing major issues, it is better to replace it than repair it. These issues damage the concrete and affect the integrity of the concrete. Below are major issues that require replacement:

  • Multiple large cracks
  • Drastically uneven surface
  • Evidence that the concrete slab wasn’t installed properly
When Should I Consider Replacement Over Repair 2


When you notice your interior floors or exterior slabs are dropping, tilted, or not draining water, you should contact a concrete-raising specialist to evaluate your concrete. 

At Acme Concrete Raising & Repair, we have an honest and friendly team of concrete raising pros who will assess your concrete and make suggestions with your best interests at heart.

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