Handling Spalling Repairs In Time

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November 22, 2016

HANDLING SPALLING REPAIRS BEFORE ITS TOO LATE

 

Spalling repairs , often easily identified by flaking concrete or rust stains within concrete, is a serious problem. While many property owners choose to ignore this issue in the hopes that it will go away, it never does. Many times, property owners have made the mistake to chalk it up to weathering causing the problem. While it might have contributed to the problem, the real issue lies with the concrete itself.

 

The issue comes in when the steel reinforcements from within the concrete starts to rust. As steel rusts, it expands. In fact, rusted steel can expand up to seven times its original size. This can cause the surrounding concrete to be displaced. This can cause the steel to effectively push the concrete away. Allowing more water to get to the steel and just exacerbating the process, making professional spalling repairs even more crucial.

 

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What Causes Spalling?

 

There are many ways in which the spalling process can start, but in general, it is probably one of the following ways:

 

  • The ends of the reinforcing being too close to the surface, making it possible for water to seep through and react with the steel;
  • Fractures in the concrete allowing water to penetrate it; and
  • Incompatible metals used on the steel, causing a reaction.

 

What Can You Do About Spalling Today?

 

We are seasoned professionals in spalling repairs, and can assist with the repairs professionally . Our team is ready to roll up their sleeves and do what it takes to help you get your property back in working order.

 

To learn more about us, and for all the information needed to make an informed decision, speak to us today. We know your home is your number one investment, and will work hard to help you maintain it for years to come.