Foundation Repair Experts - Concrete Repairman

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Spalling Concrete

One specific problem that occurs in all foundation types is called spalling. Spalling happens as a result of water gathering at the base of the foundation vertical wall. The paint line on a foundation only goes down to the level of the soil, but moisture travels deeper. When atmospheric conditions raise the temperature, evaporative moisture wicks up the exterior side, between the paint and sealant, and into the porous texture of the concrete surface. When this moisture goes upward and escapes, it leaves behind efflorescent salt deposits that deteriorate the concrete and delaminate the paint. The visible damage on the vertical face of footing walls is called spalling, which creates holes and chips. This damage must be patched, waterproofed, and painted all the way down, below the soil saturation of moisture.

Here is a video that explains what spalling is and the damage it can cause to your home’s foundation.

Here are some examples of spalling concrete damage. This is what to look for when checking your foundation for damage and other related problems. Call us today if you have any questions.

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Concrete Repairman LLC - ROC# 300512 CR-9

Concrete Repairman LLC.
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4.4 out of 5 stars

David Meek
David Meek

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

James helped me assess a crack in the garage floor of a real estate listing. He was extremely knowledgeable about the way the concrete foundations are poured and helped me to understand the stresses that act on all concrete to shift, crack and break. I will be calling James from Concrete Repairman in the future for additional work. Highly recommended if you are a homeowner attempting to interpret a shifting or cracked foundation.

jorge martinez
jorge martinez

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I am real estate agent and deal with alot of contractors and I have to say I am extremely impressed with the expertise and response time when dealing with james. We needed some repairs done asap as we were in the middle of a closing, not only did he explain the issue and gave a very reasonable quote, but the work was completed the very next day! If you are looking for professional work and performance I highly recommend Concrete Repairman.

Jennifer Pace
Jennifer Pace

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Reliable, dependable and hard working crew. Did a great job. James is extremely knowledgable about foundation care in AZ. Also knows the difference between what needs to be done in AZ vs other parts of the US. Very impressed!

Paula Foley
Paula Foley

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

James and his crew made this whole experience painless. My stems had eroded over the years and James came as requested and assessed the damage. He gave us a fair price and his guys showed up on time all four days they were at my house. That is hard to find these days. The job was completed on time and done right. I would recommend this Company strongly.

Bob Dulong
Bob Dulong

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 months ago

I called last Thursday and Tiffany set up an appointment for me right away. James Belville arrived on time and gave my foundation an expert inspection, explaining the foundation system to me as he went along. He had some suggestions to extend the service life of our foundation by mitigating any moisture by the stem wall. With a few extensions of gutter drains and moving some vegetation, we can do just that. He is quite the expert (years and years of experience) and very personable. At the end of his inspection, we are confident our home is in excellent shape and will serve us for our lifetime. I highly recommend James and his company is you have any questions/concerns with your home's foundation. I know I will sleep much better at night after his visit. Thank you James for the thorough inspection & discussion.