There are many environmental factors that can cause damage to concrete; including salty air, atmosphere and chemical pollution, as well as structural deflection (load displacement).
Many buildings on the Gold Coast that enjoy being close to the beach or a canal can also become damaged over time from exposure to salt water and salt air. Although concrete has many benefits for its use in building and construction, if not used correctly it can cause problems later.
One problem we see with concrete that’s common to the Gold Coast is concrete spalling and concrete cancer. Concrete spalling occurs from water ingress (especially salt water) and results in the surface of the concrete peeling, bulging out or flaking off. This is the reason professional waterproofing and good design is so important when building a structure out of concrete.
Concrete cancer or concrete rust as it’s also known as, is caused from rusting steel enforcements that internal to the concrete. When steel rusts, it expands which can displace the surrounding concrete. Concrete cancer can sometimes be identified by the unsightly rust stains it leaves on concrete.
As a result of the common problems we come across, we have developed our own system of protection and repair that utilises our extensive research along with the best available repair materials.
We can provide a free quote or cost estimate for concrete repair to your home or commercial building. If you notice a problem with your concrete give us a call. The sooner the problem is rectified the easier, quicker it will be to fix it. Getting on to the problem before it gets worse will also save you from a costlier job later.
An important aspect of what we do is that we don’t just fix the problem we determine the cause of the problem to make sure there are not going to be other problems because of the damage.
Having managed many projects for our company I found Ryan Coleman to be very attentive to detail, liaised very well with build and property managers and his support network was equally attentive and responsive to requirements. From drawings, to showing
Ryan Coleman quoted us for a major renovation of our home. The renovation entailed extending roof trusses to form eaves, building a large Portico at the upper roof level which required formed and poured columns some 3.0m into the ground
Our new home purchase took place the weekend prior to Easter and we knew we had to get help in for the improvements, which consisted of; Painting ~ The entire home inside two coats of a half shade darker. Carpentry