Concrete is constantly expanding and contracting with changes in temperature throughout the year. In order to allow the concrete space to expand and contract, you add in control joints, which are the little slits you see within the concrete. Without these control joints being spaced properly, the concrete will crack in different places and eventually lead to different sections of the concrete settling lower than others over time. This can be a huge eyesore as well as a safety hazard.
Driveway Mosaics: The second option is to create what we call a driveway mosaic. This process involves designing a mosaic of new lines that will tie in with the existing control joints and cracks to give the driveway the appearance of large stones. Within this process we fill in the existing cracks so there is no hazard to anyone walking or driving on the driveway.
Repurpose: Sometimes a driveway is in such bad shape that neither of the above are your best option. When this is the case, we recommend pulling up the old driveway concrete and repurposing it for another area around your house. These chunks of concrete can work great to build a retaining wall that costs you $0 in materials.
General Brick & Stone Repairs
Although brick and stonework is virtually maintenance free, over time it will require minor repairs. Changes in climate and soil conditions can lead to small defects that you’ll want addressed as early as possible. It’s important these repairs are done properly so they not only last for a long time, but also don’t lead to any other issues. On top of that, you want these repairs to look like they never happened. There is no job too big or small for Statements In Stone, so give us a call if you’re having any of the following issues (or anything similar):
Loose bricks or stones
Cracking mortar, bricks, or stones
Unwanted sharp edges