Category: Caulking

Concrete Cancer

Concrete Cancer
What is concrete cancer and how can you avoid or treat it? This is a term that many may not be aware of and the implications it can cause! But just what exactly is concrete cancer? In this blog we are going to explain everything you need to know! Concrete cancer is a serious issue that can affect the structural integrity of a building which can quickly worsen to become dangerous and can lead to buildings being condemned.  Concrete cancer is the breakdown of concrete, which can be caused by a number of factors, including water damage, chemical exposure, and physical impact. If left untreated, can grow at 500% per annum. Concrete cancer can cause serious damage to a building, which can be very expensive to repair.  As steel corrodes, it expands. This expansion puts pressure on the surrounding concrete, causing it to crack and become brittle. As concrete cracks...

Top 7 Signs You Need A Professional For Concrete Repair

Top 7 Signs You Need A Professional For Concrete Repair
Concrete finds its use in most of the important areas of commercial buildings and homes. From the structure itself to driveway, sidewalks, garage, porch steps or patio, the material, due to its durability and strength, is builder’s favourite. But with time, even a lasting material like concrete can wear down. Constantly exposed to elements including external concrete, deteriorated concrete not just affects the visual appeal but also pose a serious threat to structure’s safety, which can further impact the property’s value. If you observe any of the following signs in your concrete, contact a concrete repair contractor to conduct a thorough site assessment and recommend the right repair solution. Development Of Cracks Rain and heat cause concrete to expand and contract which results in the development of cracks. Excess water in concrete during installation also impacts the strength of the material which can lead to shrinkage. The more the water...