Simple Maintenance Keeps Concrete Healthy

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Every basement needs a sump pump.

Every now and then, we receive a rather frantic call from a customer who has discovered a small crack in their basement floor or a drip of water running down the basement wall.

Ninety-nine percent of the time, we are able to assure them this is nothing with which they need to be concerned. Everyone together now: Whew!

A few, small shrinkage cracks in both walls and slab concrete are normal and even expected. We advise homeowners to monitor them just to make sure they are not getting wider or leaking.

That said, there are a few things homeowners can do as routine maintenance practices to keep concrete as happy and healthy as the day it was poured. Read more