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How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement

How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement

How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement So How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement. Basement waterproofing has been around since basements have been constructed below ground level and sometimes even below the water table. The basement waterproofing design features are critical as basements are often subject to groundwater (hydrostatic) pressure. Buildings exposed to just to climatic rainfall. The walls of the substructure experience varying levels of hydrostatic pressure. When there is a failure in the […]

Commercial property maintenance

Commercial property maintenance

Commercial property maintenance Commercial property maintenance shouldn’t be about reacting to large scale problems or emergencies. Instead, a good commercial property managers, have maintenance plan and are on the lookout for potential problems and respond proactively to avoid them getting bigger (and more expensive!). The earlier property maintenance issues are addressed the less likely they are to become nightmares. No one wants to deal with the aftermath of an Opal Tower situation! 4 Important Property Maintenance Issues 1. Concrete Cancer […]

So What is Concrete Cancer in Buildings?

So What is Concrete Cancer in Buildings?

What is concrete cancer? So what is concrete cancer? Freshly poured concrete is a mix is of a highly alkaline nature. The alkalinity helps prevents and protects the rebar steel from corrosion. This is what is concrete cancer. Concrete cancer, over time, develops since the highly alkaline nature of concrete is reduced through water ingress through 2 main processes. carbonation is due to the presence of carbon dioxide in water forming a weak acid which reduces the alkalinity of the […]

DRIZORO PRODUCTS BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO HERITAGE SILOS

DRIZORO PRODUCTS BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO HERITAGE SILOS

DRIZORO PRODUCTS BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO HERITAGE SILOS Concrete Silo Repairs Due to extensive concrete cancer, Developers specified Drizoro Maxrest and Maxseal products to restore a series of heritage-listed silos being incorporated into a new development in the inner-city suburb of Newtown. Several heritage-listed silos in Sydney’s fashionable inner-city Newtown area have been transformed into 63 stylish apartments. The grain silos, originally constructed in 1896, had been heritage listed and therefore could not be demolished to make way for the […]

The problem with reinforced concrete

The problem with reinforced concrete

The problem with reinforced concrete The problem with reinforced concrete is the cracks are starting to show. Dean McCartney, Author provided June 17, 2016 3.18pm AEST By itself, concrete is a very durable construction material. The magnificent Pantheon in Rome, the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome, is in excellent condition after nearly 1,900 years. And yet many concrete structures from last century – bridges, highways and buildings – are crumbling. Many concrete structures built this century will be obsolete before its end. […]

Concrete Cancer Repair Options

Concrete Cancer Repair Options

Concrete Cancer Repair Video Concrete cancer repair is required where concrete spalling and cracking problems caused by steel reinforcement corrosion in buildings and concrete structures caused by the acidification of the concrete. When cancer of concrete or spalling or cracking is noticed in building areas such as concrete balconies, building facades, bridges or wharf structures, often the problem as arisen due to lack of waterproofing and protection from carbonation of the building structure.  Diagnostic analysis by a qualified engineering firms can […]