Causes and concerns of concrete cancer defect.
Learn about concrete cancer defect, causes and fixing. QBIS.
Spalling is the correct terminology for concrete cancer. Deterioration to concrete from seepage causing rust to reinforcing within.
Concern about this serious problem is that when it starts it will continue and needs to be fixed ASAP.
What you need to know about concrete cancer (spalling) defect:
- Reinforcing fitted too close to the concrete surface is the most common cause of spalling.
- Spalling can be a common problem in buildings situated close to sea water.
- Salt spray that can travel quite a distance contributing to the effect
Concrete cancer can be very costly to have rectified!