Concrete Degradation Repairs and Services


Concrete spalling, or concrete degradation also known as concrete cancer, is a common issue affecting many buildings, especially those standing for a long time. Concrete cancer occurs when the surface of the concrete begins to flake or peel away, exposing the underlying structure. This issue not only looks unsightly, but it can also lead to serious problems if left unaddressed. For example, if the degradation is severe enough, it can compromise the structural integrity of the building, which can be dangerous for occupants. It’s essential to address concrete spalling promptly to prevent further damage to the building and ensure its longevity.

What is Concrete Spalling?

Concrete spalling is a common issue that occurs when the outermost layer of concrete begins to flake, peel, or chip away, exposing the underlying layers. A combination of factors such as freeze-thaw cycles, exposure to chemicals and salts, and age typically causes concrete deterioration. When the concrete absorbs moisture, it expands and contracts as temperatures fluctuate, which can cause stress and cracking. This can lead to the development of spalls or cracks on the concrete surface. These cracks can be unsightly and may pose safety hazards to building occupants.

Building owners should be aware of several signs of concrete degradation. These signs may include a flaking or chipping of the concrete surface, cracks or holes in the concrete, and rust stains on the surface. Concrete deterioration can also result in reduced structural integrity, which may cause the building to become unstable or unsafe for occupancy. Therefore, it is essential to address concrete degradation promptly to prevent further damage and ensure the safety and longevity of the building.


Concrete Spalling Repairs Process

Concrete Spalling Repairs

Initial Site Inspection

A professional engineer will typically conduct a visual inspection and use specialised tools to check non-conformances and diagnosis the issue.

Concrete Spalling Repairs
Concrete Spalling Repairs

Develop Repair Plan

Once the inspection is complete, the engineer will develop a comprehensive repair plan that includes the scope of work, materials and methodologies required to ensure that all requirements are explicitly stipulated.

Concrete Spalling Repairs
Concrete Spalling Repairs

Conduct Tender Process

Once the repair plan has been finalised, selective specalist remedial contractors would be given the opportunity to provide their pricing based on the requirements within the repair plan. We would then review all submissions and recommended the best suited contractor to conduct the works.

Concrete Spalling Repairs
Concrete Spalling Repairs

Project Management

Throughout the repair process, we would conduct regular quality assurance checks to ensure that the work is progressing according to schedule, costing and requirements within the repair plan.

Concrete Spalling Repairs Process

Concrete Spalling Repairs

Site Inspection & Report

We will inspect the area where water ingress is reported to areas adjacent/below; provide initial findings.

Concrete Spalling Repairs
Concrete Spalling Repairs

Develop Specifications

We would develop specifications describing methodologies and materials required to repair the issue.

Concrete Spalling Repairs
Concrete Spalling Repairs

Conduct Tender Process​

We would conduct the tender process on behalf of the owners corporation and assess the tenders.

Concrete Spalling Repairs
Concrete Spalling Repairs

Project Management

We will project manage / superintend the repair works and ensure the project runs according to the budget and schedule.

How can MJ Engineering Projects help?

Our Experience

At MJ Engineering, we understand the importance of waterproofing in construction projects, and that’s why we offer remedial waterproofing services that repair existing failed waterproofing systems. Our team of certified waterproofing consultants has extensive repair experience, making us the ideal partner for any remedial waterproofing needs.

Our Knowledge

We offer a range of services, including basement waterproofing, roof waterproofing, and leaking balcony repairs, providing a comprehensive solution for any waterproofing issues. Our team of experts can accurately diagnose the issue and identify the point of entry to prevent further water damage. We provide detailed specifications for repairs, ensuring that the underlying cause of the waterproofing issue is addressed.

Our Experts

At MJ Engineering, we understand that every building has unique waterproofing needs. That’s why our team of certified waterproofing consultants provides tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of your property. We also use high-quality materials and products in our remedial waterproofing services, ensuring that our repairs are long-lasting and effective.

The MJ Engineering Projects Experience

Concrete Spalling Repairs

Over 20 Years Experience

Our team of specialist remedial engineers who are also registered design practitioners have over 20 years of experience and would be able to assist with any issues.

Concrete Spalling Repairs

Leading Industry Expertise

Our team focuses only in remedial engineering meaning that you can be rest assured with our specialist knowledge and expertise.

Concrete Spalling Repairs

Over 1,000 Buildings

With over 1,000 buildings inspected, our team of engineers are able to troubleshoot any concern that may be encountered.

Understand Your Concrete Spalling Risk — Book a Consultation

Is your building showing signs of concrete spalling? Don’t wait until those minor cracks become a major threat. MJ Engineering Projects is your go-to expert for diagnosing the root causes of concrete spalling and developing a robust remedial plan to restore your building’s safety and integrity.

With over 20 years of experience, we understand better than anyone what the complexities of concrete spalling mean for you. We tailor our inspections and recommendations to your building’s specific needs and prioritise speedy assessments. Our exceptional project management will ensure fast, effective results. Partner with MJ Engineering Projects for peace of mind and lasting solutions. Fill out the contact form below for a consultation today.

FAQs About Concrete Spalling Repairs

Remedial concrete spalling repairs are an essential aspect of building maintenance and repair. Concrete deterioration occurs when the surface of concrete deteriorates or flakes due to exposure to the elements, such as freeze-thaw cycles, chemical exposure, or excessive moisture. It is a common issue in any building with concrete elements, such as balconies, stairs, or walls.

Addressing concrete degradation promptly is crucial to prevent further damage to the building and ensure the safety of its occupants. Remedial concrete spalling repairs involve removing the damaged concrete, preparing the surface, and applying a repair system. The repair system used can vary from traditional cement-based systems to advanced polymer-modified systems, depending on the extent of the damage and the desired outcome.

The process of remedial concrete spalling repairs begins with the identification of the extent of the damage. A remedial engineer will inspect the concrete surface to determine the deterioration’s root cause and assess the damage’s extent. Once the extent of the damage is known, the engineer will develop a remedial plan that outlines the best repair system to use.

The remedial plan will then be implemented by trained professionals who will remove the damaged concrete, prepare the surface by cleaning and roughening it, and apply the repair system. The repair system will depend on various factors, including the type of concrete, the extent of the damage, and the desired outcome. A high-quality repair system is essential for long-lasting results.

Professional assistance is crucial in addressing concrete spalling issues, requiring specialised knowledge and expertise. At MJ Engineering Projects, we are committed to delivering cost-effective and practical solutions to our clients. Here’s how we can help with concrete deterioration repairs:

Experience and Expertise: Our team of experienced professionals has extensive experience in conducting concrete deterioration repairs. We have a proven track record of successfully addressing concrete deterioration issues promptly and effectively.

Advanced Repair Systems: We use advanced repair systems that provide long-lasting results. These systems are designed to restore the structural integrity of the concrete and protect it from further damage. We carefully choose the appropriate repair system based on the type and severity of the concrete spalling issue.

Tailored Solutions: We take a tailored approach to concrete spalling repairs, working closely with our clients to develop custom solutions that meet their specific needs. We consider various factors, such as the location and extent of the damage, to develop a comprehensive repair plan.

Comprehensive Diagnostic Process: Our team utilises a comprehensive diagnostic process to identify the root cause of concrete spalling issues. We conduct a thorough inspection of the concrete to determine the extent of the damage and develop a tailored repair plan that addresses the underlying issue.

Ongoing Support and Guidance: We provide ongoing support and guidance throughout the implementation of concrete deterioration repair solutions. Our team works closely with our clients to ensure the successful implementation of our solutions.

By engaging our services for concrete spalling repairs, our clients can rest assured that their building’s structural integrity is restored and protected from further damage. Our experience, advanced repair systems, tailored solutions, comprehensive diagnostic process, and ongoing support and guidance set us apart from other service providers in addressing concrete spalling issues.

Concrete spalling is a common issue in buildings that can lead to significant damage and safety hazards if left untreated. It’s crucial to address concrete deterioration promptly to prevent further damage and ensure the longevity of the building. Engaging the services of a reputable provider of concrete spalling repairs can ensure effective and long-lasting solutions.

We are committed to delivering cost-effective and practical solutions for concrete deterioration repairs at MJ Engineering Projects. Our comprehensive diagnostic process and tailored solutions have helped our clients identify and address building issues promptly and effectively.

We utilise the latest technology and equipment to provide accurate and reliable diagnoses and offer tailored solutions to meet each client’s needs. Don’t hesitate to contact a reputable engineering firm to learn more about their concrete spalling repair services and how they can help improve the longevity and value of your building.

The duration of a concrete spalling repair project depends on several factors, including the severity of the spalling, the size of the affected area and the chosen repair method. Minor repairs may be completed within a day or two, while more extensive cases could take several days or weeks. During your consultation with us, we’ll provide a more accurate timeline based on your specific situation.

Ideally, concrete degradation repairs are best performed in dry, moderate weather conditions. Extreme temperatures, rain or snow, can affect the curing process and the overall effectiveness of the repair materials.

However, certain urgent repairs may need to be carried out in less optimal conditions. Our team can assess your situation and advise on the best course of action, including temporary weather protection measures if needed.

The frequency of concrete spalling inspections depends on factors like the building’s age, location and exposure to environmental elements. As a general rule of thumb, it’s recommended to schedule inspections every 5-10 years.

For buildings in coastal areas or those subjected to harsh weather conditions, more frequent inspections may be necessary. If you notice any signs of potential spalling, it’s essential to get a professional assessment as soon as possible.

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