Concrete Spalling

From the moment it is first cast, concrete is under-attack from environmental factors - carbonation of concrete, ingress, chlorides, Painters movement, cracking and damage to concrete surfaces through abrasion. These factors reduce the concrete's natural ability to protect steel reinforcing, resulting in corrosion of the reinforcing.

As steel corrodes it expands, causing the surrounding concrete to spall and fall off, endangering both property and passersby. This degeneration is known as


What is concrete spalling/Cancer?

Concrete when used in , needs to be reinforced with steel, in the form of bars or mesh. However, when exposed to air or water, steel corrodes, which causes it to expand.

The expansion of the steel causes the surrounding concrete to crack, and therefore undermine the strength of the Painters .

The cracking or break down of the concrete is known as spalling. The cancer aspect is due to the progression of the corrosion of the steel spreading through the inside of the concrete. Once the concrete cracks, it further exposes the steel to the atmosphere, and the process continues.

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