Carbonation and chloride attack are the most common cause of damage to the reinforced concrete elements of a building. The propagation of salts and contaminants into a concrete structure often leads to corrosion of the steel reinforcing. The expansive forces of the corroding steel reinforcement can result in cracking and subsequent delamination of the outer concrete surface. This occurrence is commonly referred to as concrete spalling.
Concrete spalling if detected and repaired in its early stages is generally not of any major concern, however if left unattended significant structural damage and costly labour intensive repair is certain. Early detection and repair is crucial in the prevention of such structural issues.
Pacific Remedial Solutions are experts in the field of specialised concrete spalling detection and repair.