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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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4.3 out of 5 stars

Paula Foley
Paula Foley

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 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 4 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.

Lisa gehl
Lisa gehl

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Excellent job! On time and on budget. Our historic house was looking terrible with it's foundation and it looks so much better now. Only took a week to complete the job that was around the majority of the house. Thank you.

Rahul Khanna
Rahul Khanna

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

James is an expert in his field. Came out to my property at 7 in the morning per my request and did a thorough job. Pays attention to detail and very meticulous. James explained in detail what the issue was, the root cause of the issue, and how to have it addressed in the most simple, and cost-effective way. I was concerned I would be quoted ridiculous estimates by foundation experts but James came up with such a simple and most appropriate solution for our foundation settling issue. Honest with his work and very doable price estimates. Liked it.

Jennifer Freeman
Jennifer Freeman

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

James came out to a house we purchased to check out some potential foundation weakness noted in the inspection. Even after realizing there was no potential work for him there, he took the time to thoroughly go through the home checking out the structure for soundness and offering suggestions to ward off future damage in questionable areas. Wow! Didn't have to, but he did. I was actually disappointed he couldn't help us any further because I had an immediate instinct of trust and genuine concern! Thank you James for your help! Will call again if ever the need should arise....