When it comes to serious structural problems, Brick and Mortar Restorations are the professionals you can rely on. Concrete cancer (also known as concrete degradation) is a serious problem and is essentially caused by water penetration which causes steel reinforcements to rust inside the concrete. Brick and Mortar Restoration in Perth are able to inspect buildings for the signs of cancer and where possible, treat the reinforcements and repair the original structure.
Telltale Signs of Degradation
Concrete degradation is a serious problem and can become a safety hazard if left untreated. Here are a few of the signs to look for which may indicate the presence of cancer. If you spot these, it’s important to get a professional to inspect and treat the concrete as soon as possible both to ensure your safety and maintain the structural integrity of your building.
Rust stains either running down the side of a building or appearing near a cracked area of concrete can be indicative of concrete degradation.
When the steel reinforcements rust they become warped and can lift the surrounding concrete. If concrete is lifting for no apparent reason, it could be a sign of displacement and degradation.
Signs of moisture
Any cracks with moisture or signs of moisture are indicative of water entering the structure. Once this occurs, it’s only a matter of time before rusting begins.
Repair and Treatment
Firstly we would attend your Perth property and carry out a full site inspection to determine the cause of the concrete cancer. Once we have determined the cause we would then provide a written quote detailing out the restoration process required to rectify your damaged concrete. Treatment usually involves chiselling away the spalling and then applying a rust inhibitor to the steel. After this, the area is patched and any cracks are repaired to ensure the area remains waterproof.
For more information on the range of brickwork repair services we offer in Perth, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 08 9398 8914. Some of our most popular services include crack repairs, rising damp treatment, and mortar repointing.