Concrete cancer (spalling)

4 05, 2020

Unit balcony slab edges with concrete cancer

2020-06-28T07:58:45+10:00May 4th, 2020|Concrete cancer (spalling), Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit balcony slab edges with concrete cancer

Unit balcony slab edges with concrete cancer, South of Brisbane. Identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Common causes: Seepage through the concrete to the steel reinforcing. Reinforcing being too close to concrete surface or edges causing it to rust then expand which causes fracturing of the [...]

2 05, 2020

Concrete cancer problem below a St Lucia house

2020-06-28T07:53:08+10:00May 2nd, 2020|Concrete cancer (spalling)|Comments Off on Concrete cancer problem below a St Lucia house

Concrete cancer problem below a St Lucia house, south of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Concrete cancer (proper terminology is spalling). Probable causes: Concrete cancer-spalling (in this particular case) a garden beds were against external brick walls of the house. With constant watering of the plants (from [...]