DO I HAVE CONCRETE CANCER AND CAN IT BE FIXED?
Concrete cancer occurs when steel reinforcements in concrete are exposed to elements such as air and water, which can cause the steel to corrode, resulting in the steel expanding, and the surrounding concrete to crack, and steel to rust as a result.
One way to prevent concrete cancer is waterproofing. However, natural earth movement can cause cracks in your concrete, which is why fixing your cracked concrete early is highly important, before the elements start to erode the steel reinforcement.
If you are dealing with early stages of concrete cancer, a solution is to cut out the damaged concrete, remove rusted steel, weld new steel to the undamaged old steel, pour new concrete, and when dry, coat with waterproofing membranes for added protection.
If concrete cancer is left untreated, the long-term impact may result in costly unrepairable damage.
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