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Hello, my name is Tony and this is my concrete installation and maintenance blog. I am not a professional concrete contractor but I am very passionate about DIY. My dad was a contractor and when I was growing up he taught me all kinds of neat tips and tricks. Once time, he took me out into the yard and made me inspect the concrete wall. The concrete was crumbling away, exposing the metal bars beneath. My father explained that this was concrete cancer and then demonstrated how to repair the damage. I hope you find my blog useful and entertaining.

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See Why It's Vital to Invest in Timely Kerb Repairs

by Eileen Jordan

The kerb is a barrier that protects the driveway, patio, and other walkways from chipping, storm damages, and erosion. When the kerbs are installed and properly maintained, your pavements can remain in perfect shape for decades without the need for repairs and replacement. On the other hand, when the kerbing deteriorates, your pavement also gets damaged by the UV rays of the sun, water, and other harsh weather elements, faster than they should. 

It is advisable to always be on the lookout for signs of damage on your kerbing. When you notice any damage or weaknesses, call in a professional paving contractor to help you repair the kerbs. Here are three benefits of timely kerb repairs.

You Will Avoid Flooding Problems

One of the primary roles of a kerb is to act as a small retainer wall that keeps stormwater off your pavement when it rains. When the kerbs are damaged, they can no longer protect your pavement from floodwater. The water will seep into the pavement's inner layers, and it might develop depressions and potholes. 

Also, when water flow is uncontrollable after a flood, water reaches the buildings and other important structures. With time, this will create water damage and related problems such as mould growth. Water damage shortens the life of your kerb pavements and driveways. Timely repairs, however, help you avoid flooding and the damages it causes.

You Will Prevent Accidents on the Driveway

Damage to the kerb pavement starts with small alligator cracks and small depressions might also develop with time. As the pits enlarge, they will start affecting the lower levels of the pavement, creating potholes. Potholes are a serious problem because they cause car tyre punctures, damage to auto bodies, and falls. For instance, someone walking on kerbing with gaping holes could miss a step and fall, spraining an ankle.

The contractor inspecting and repairing the kerb pavement will also notice any weaknesses on the pavement. They will repair the minor damage on time and make your driveway an accident-free zone.

You Will Preserve Your Property's Value

Your property's value is also gauged depending on parts of the structure like the driveway and the pavement. When you neglect your kerbs, the pavement gets damaged, and weeds, moss, and lichens start growing out of them. The weeds, together with potholes, make the kerb pavements an eyesore. 

Timely kerb repairs help you preserve the value of your property and keep your outdoors safe. The important thing is hiring a competent contractor for the kerb repairs

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