What is Edge Wear?

Edgewear in concrete 

The photo above is edgewear in my driveway. The large wide gap is a piece of wood was used as a form. Normally, the wood form is a nominal 1×4. Where the concrete slabs meet the wood form the concrete will inevitably exhibit edge wear. The edgewear is ugly from an aesthetic perspective, but it is not an indicator of foundation distortion.

Edgewear makes look much wider than they really are. As long as there is no vertical displacement, which would indicate a shear failure, there is aggregate interlock. 

The easiest place to find concrete cracks is in the exposed concrete garage concrete. If you look at the garage cracks closely, you will inevitably find small pieces of concrete that are in the process of breaking off.  


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