In commercial and residential buildings, concrete plays a huge role in the look, structure and sustainability of your building. When concrete becomes damaged, its ability to support your building is weakened. This is an even bigger cause of concern for commercial buildings because they’re usually larger than residential properties. However, did you know that damaged concrete can also affect the insulative properties of your building?
What Is Concrete Restoration?
Concrete restoration is simply the process of repairing old and damaged concrete. Restoring concrete helps return it to its original appearance, and this process can be used on sidewalks and driveways as well. However, there’s a difference between concrete repair and concrete restoration. While repairing damaged concrete might fix any structural issues with the concrete, it doesn’t pay close attention to aesthetics. With concrete restoration, you’re getting both benefits.
Why Choose Concrete Restoration?
One of the biggest advantages of concrete restoration is that it’s less expensive than a new construction. Despite this, concrete restoration still gives you the appearance of having brand new concrete on your building. Along with improving the overall look, it repairs the cracks that were structural problems. Due to the cheaper cost, it’s easier for businesses to stay on top of concrete repairs when they choose to do restorations. This prevents problems from getting out of hand and putting their customers and employees at risk.
Concrete Restoration and Insulation
As you know, properly installed insulation keeps a building warm during the winter and cool during the summer. The reason that this works is because it does not allow for air to escape through the walls or ceiling. If you have damaged concrete, air is free to pass in and out of your building, undermining its insulation properties. And for these same reasons, concrete restoration does not allow the air to escape through cracks in the floor.
For more information on about the structure of your building or to learn more about insulation, contact USI online to find a branch near you and get a free quote. USI believes in excellence in every step of the process and ensures timely completion and quality of service, time after time.