Between April and February of 2019, motorists reported falling concrete from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, the bay crossing that connects Richmond to Marin County. Reports indicated that these concrete chunks were as large as baseballs and footballs. They caused some damage to vehicles, but no injuries were reported. Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority quickly removed the debris from the roadway, and they have begun to fix the problem by replacing more than two dozen aging steel joints.
You’re unlikely to have as big a problem as the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on your property in Marin, but broken concrete is a common issue for most property owners in the area. When concrete breaks, you want to get rid of it quickly. Not only is broken concrete unpleasant to look at, but it can also be dangerous to those walking around it. Junk King Marin can handle your disposal quickly.
What Causes Broken Concrete?
Concrete on your property can brake for a variety of reasons. Due to Northern California’s seismic activity, earthquakes are most likely one of the primary causes of cracks in your driveway, sidewalks, and other walking paths. Even very small quakes that you can’t feel can cause breakage. While Marin’s climate is relatively mild, extreme weather conditions like freezing and heatwaves can cause the ground underneath the concrete to shift, and this can lead to breaking as well. It’s also possible that you might have caused concrete to break by overloading the slab. Concrete can only carry so much weight before it breaks.
You may also want to break concrete yourself with a jackhammer or other tools in order to make way for other construction. If this is the case, we can provide a large dumpster at your site when work starts, or we can arrange a direct pick up right when you need it.
Fixing Your Concrete
If your broken concrete appeared at a critical structure or important aesthetic location on your property, your top priority may be to get the problem fixed as quickly as possible. There are many different ways to do this. You can try to fix the problem yourself by mixing cement in a large wheelbarrow, or you can hire a professional contractor to handle the job if you don’t have the time or resources.
Easy Broken Concrete Disposal
Before you can start your new concrete project, you need to get rid of the broken debris. At Junk King Marin, we can help you get rid of your broken concrete quickly and with little fuss. We can also pick up on other yard debris or junk on your property that you no longer want. We eliminate the need for you to visit the dump or landfill. Call us or visit our website today to schedule a pickup.