Why is it so important to treat concrete cancer?
Concrete spalling/concrete cancer is caused by water or moisture ingress into a concrete structure, causing the reinforcing steel to corrode or rust. When the reinforcing steel rusts, it expands to up to 700% its original size, causing the surrounding concrete to be displaced. This displacement can cause cracks, flaking, or in extreme cases the concrete can fall away from the structure which is a major safety hazard, as well as causing weakened structural integrity of the structure.
If left untreated, the damaged caused by concrete cancer and spalling can grow exponentially, as more and more water or moisture is able to enter the structure due to the existing cracks and open cavities caused by concrete spalling. This can lead to major and extensive structural and non-structural damage, meaning extensive and expensive repair is required.
You can rely on our specialist team
All CBK technicians are highly trained and qualified experts in these types of repairs, and required remedial works. We use the most up to date products and technology to not only repair the areas, but ensure a permanent repair is performed. There has been amazing leaps in recent years in corrosion inhibitor technology, as well as greater strength MPA repair products and bonding agents.
As we are also fully licenced waterproofing experts, we can specify the required steps needed to ensure the permanent prevention of water entry and moisture ingress into your building or structure to prevent future concrete cancer and spalling permanently.