As a business owner, you don’t just have to worry about your own concrete slabs; you should be concerned with the slabs that make up the street that goes past your business.
During colder months, your street’s slabs contract, opening up the joints between them. Those joints then become filled with gravel and other debris. Then, when the warm weather returns, the slabs expand again — only the joints that were designed to absorb this expansion are now filled with fragments that won’t compress. This leaves the expansion pressure nowhere to go except up your driveway. This “street creep,” as it is known, exerts high amounts pressure on your building and can cause a variety of issues.
Cracked and sunken concrete isn’t the end of the world, however. With the right technology and the right know-how, it can be lifted and leveled, so that it can be enjoyed as it was meant to be.