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Diagnosing concrete cracks and how to fix them

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 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....

Exciting News! We have the privilege of welcoming Steve Murphy to our Waterstop Solutions team in Brisbane!   Steve brings with him a wealth of knowledge, gained from an impressive 38-year-career in the industry, of which 24 years was as a Defect and Liability Supervisor (DLP) for Abigroup and Lend Lease. 24 years...

Defects in concrete structures - with focus on identifying concrete cracks and how to fix them. Defects in concrete structures can occur during and after construction and different types of defects can form for various reasons. In this article, our focus is on identifying cracks in concrete....

THERE ARE 3 MAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMPNESS: Penetrating Damp, Condensation and Rising Damp. Many of the visual signs of the three main categories of dampness in buildings may look quite similar to the untrained eye. This is why penetrating damp and condensation can be mistaken...