6 Signs that It’s Time for Concrete Step Replacement

As a business or homeowner, are you wondering how to tell when your concrete is in need of repairs or replacement? Telling the difference can be difficult, and while you can also rely on the contractor you hire to tell you which is necessary, it can be nice to have a better idea of what to expect before giving them a call. As the experts in concrete step replacement in Vadnais Heights and the surrounding Twin Cities area, Wohlwend Concrete has compiled a list of 6 signs that it’s likely time for replacement, rather than simply repairs.

new steps after concrete step replacement was performed by Wohlwend Concrete in Vadnais Heights

1. Extensive Cracks

While some cracks are good candidates for repairs, deep cracks that run the length of your steps are likely a sign that replacement is required.

2. Multiple Repairs Already Performed

Have you already had repairs performed on your concrete steps multiple times? At some point, there comes a time when there have simply been too many repairs and it is time for new concrete steps altogether. In this case, it is beneficial to continue to work with one contractor for each batch of repairs, so they have a better understanding of when it’s time to recommend replacement.

3. Aesthetic Changes

Have you updated the aesthetic of your home or business since your concrete steps were installed? If you want to change the color, stamp design or style of your concrete steps then it’s time for a replacement! While this is the least urgent of all the signs, having steps that match the aesthetic can provide a cohesive look.

4. Settling or Unevenness

Are your concrete steps significantly uneven? Over time, your concrete steps will slowly start to settle, but when they are noticeably uneven throughout, it is likely time to consider replacement over repairs.

5. Spalling or Chipping

Are your concrete steps experiencing severe spalling or chipping? Whole chunks of step falling off or widespread chipping throughout your steps is a good indication that the time for repair has passed and you need new concrete steps.

6. Crumbling Edges

Finally, if all of the edges of your steps are crumbling, you should probably consider concrete step replacement. Crumbling edges can weaken the structural integrity of your steps, meaning that they are less safe and likely going to be difficult to repair.

If you still aren’t sure if you need concrete step replacement at your home or business in Vadnais Heights, we can help! Call Wohlwend Concrete at 651-426-2610 or contact us to get your project scheduled or to ask any questions you may have about concrete steps.