Concrete cancer, also known as concrete chipping, is a serious problem that can cause significant damage to buildings and structures. It occurs when steel reinforcement inside a concrete slab begins to rust, causing it to expand and displace the surrounding concrete, making it brittle and prone to cracking. This process can be accelerated by external factors such as chloride corrosion in salt water or extreme weather, as well as construction defects, poor quality concrete, and insufficient concrete cover. Fortunately, it is possible to repair concrete cancer in some cases.
However, it is important to take preventive steps to prevent it from happening again. Waterproofing concrete is essential to prevent water from corroding steel beams and minimize the risk of future water damage. Consider high-quality waterproofing options such as Wolfin or Cosmofin waterproofing membranes to seal new horizontal concrete surfaces. Verification of concrete cancer requires experts, and EBC has the experience and training to identify the problem and repair it.
Diamond Cut Concrete offers a 24-hour customer service line and can provide you with a quote in one day. Regardless of whether the damage is severe or moderate, waterproofing and integral sealing after repair are important to minimize the risk of cancer recurrence in concrete. It is also important to be aware of the durability of concrete and the risk of corrosion. Look for bubbling concrete plaster and roof leaks, internal wall leaks, or outwardly expanding concrete.
If chloride pollution is the problem in buildings near the ocean, you may need specialized repair work to treat concrete cancer. You can be assured of quality workmanship and a specialized solution that covers structural remediation of concrete, steel or wood. When it comes to your concrete building or structure, you should constantly maintain it with waterproofing coatings and inspect it regularly for imperfections.