In Edmonton, our winters are unpredictable. With an ever-fluctuating freeze-thaw cycle, freezing rain, snow storms and more, the winter weather can take a severe toll on your concrete. Concrete expands and contracts with the temperature, making it susceptible to damage, especially in the winter. Fortunately, ProZone is here to help you with all your concrete needs! From concrete repairs to installations, maintenance, and more, our team can ensure your concrete looks its best and is in top condition. Below we’ll cover some signs of winter damage on concrete and how ProZone can help! Keep reading to find out more!

Signs of Winter Damage

Once the snow melts, it’s essential to inspect your concrete carefully for any signs of damage or wear the winter may have inflicted upon it. Preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure the durability of your concrete. However, our Edmonton winters can be harsh on concrete, so even with preventive measures in place, your concrete can still end up damaged come spring. Winter damage on concrete surfaces often appears as scaling, spalling, and cracking. 

You’re most likely to spot scaling on exterior concrete slabs, and when it occurs, it’ll look like the top layer of concrete is beginning to peel off. Scaling can expose the subsurfaces on your concrete to the elements and cause further damage. While spalling often damages both the surface and the deeper layers of your concrete. It exposes the coarse aggregate of the concrete’s surface and weakens the overall structural integrity. Poor mixing ratios and failure to fix damaged concrete can influence this type of damage. With cracking, you’ll see “cuts” in the concrete caused by expanding and contracting during freezing temperatures. These cracks can allow moisture penetration, which will degrade your concrete and worsen the cracking. Failing to patch and repair your concrete can result in severe structural damage. That’s why it’s vital to check your concrete every spring and bring in the professionals if/when you spot signs of damage or wear.

Get the Professionals Involved in Your Repairs!

If you’ve spotted signs of winter damage on your concrete, now is the time to bring in the pros at ProZone. Our team has the knowledge, experience and training to properly patch, seal, and repair your concrete. In addition, we can also remove any tripping hazards, create custom-stamped concrete and sidewalks, and help you maintain your concrete all year round. At ProZone, our professional tradespeople are here to ensure your concrete is repaired and maintained in perfect condition. So whether you need your concrete to be repaired, resurfaced, sealed, swept, or something else, ProZone is here to help!

ProZone: Your Source for Concrete Repairs

Since 2009, ProZone has offered Edmonton commercial and industrial property owners various concrete services, including installation, maintenance, and repairs. In addition to our concrete repair services, our highly skilled team also offers numerous asphalt services, thermoplastic streetbond line painting, parking lot maintenance, landscaping and more! So when your concrete has been damaged because of our harsh Edmonton winters, contact ProZone to get your concrete repaired.