Concrete cancer occurs when moisture or oxygen corrodes the steel reinforcement within the slab. It leads to reduced slab strength and ultimately, failure of the slab. Symptoms of concrete cancer include orange or brown stains on the surface of the concrete. In some cases, concrete cancer can be repaired however it is often costly to … Continue reading What is Concrete Cancer & How Do I Avoid it?
Slab heave, or excessive cracking in your slab, walls and ceiling, occurs when the foundations move significantly. It can be extremely costly to rectify, costing tens of thousands or in rare cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix. Causes include poor design or construction plus moisture ingress or reactive clay soils. Filled sites, which … Continue reading What is Slab Heave, How Do I Prevent It?