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concrete cancer

Based on our inspector’s assessment, the spalling concrete along the slab edge is caused by water leaking through the floor/wall joint from the lawn and planter box area directly above the slab. During the inspection, our inspector noted that guttering was installed right underneath the slab...

Our Brisbane office has gone solar! Going solar is a great choice for Waterstop Solutions for a couple of reasons. We wanted to do our part in reducing our traditional electricity usage by replacing it with a greener electricity source, so shifting to solar energy consumption is...

Our client came to us to ask for advice on repairs of concrete cancer after their building inspector had identified exposed, rusting rebar with some cracking on the overhang beam on the side of the cantilevered pool. The concrete scan that the building inspector carried...

Several factors predetermine the risk of concrete cancer, including proximity to the coastline and a built-up environment; the degree of concrete cover to steel reinforcing; the presence of differential metals; the quality and density of coating systems; inadequate waterproofing; building defects cracking; joint and penetration...

While most types of cracks do not affect the structural stability or durability, a crack’s status identification is critically important. Identifying what type of crack it is and how it occurred, will help determine what repairs are required – if any....

Our Brisbane office has gone solar! Going solar is a great choice for Waterstop Solutions for a couple of reasons. We wanted to do our part in reducing our traditional electricity usage by replacing it with a greener electricity source, so shifting to solar energy consumption is...

Concrete stump repair - The damage to the concrete stumps/stilts by efflorescence appeared to be in the early to mid-stage with only two small sections of unsound concrete observed. When treated early, the risk of developing concrete spalling may be largely mitigated. Harold provided many design...

We can safely conduct inspections during the Coronavirus crisis, but did you know that Waterstop Solutions can provide quotes without an inspection?* Everyone at Waterstop Solutions has been given detailed instructions on how to follow the Government guidelines of health, hygiene and social distancing practices...

Once water enters a crack, it is usually only a matter of time before the water leads to oxidization of the rebar/reinforcing steel. Concrete steps can crack and break up over time. Thermal changes and exposure to rain and driving wind can lead to water...

Environmental stresses on concrete in coastal areas. Reinforced concrete structures degrade with time and exposure to the environment, particularly if that environment contains salts. Reduction of the concrete’s alkalinity either by carbonation or by the ingress of chlorides (salts) are the most common causes of concrete corrosion....