While concrete cracks appear to be typical, it is not recommended that they remain ignored. More often than not, a foundation crack will widen over time and result in water seepage or possibly the loss of structural integrity. Foundation and slab cracks are not only an eyesore, but they may hinder the value of the home.
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One common reason for concrete damage is from a faulty design. Design faults can create many types of concrete damage. One type of design fault that is somewhat common is positioning em-bedded
metal such as electrical conduits or outlet boxes too near the exterior surfaces of concrete structures. Cracks form in the concrete over and around such metal features and allow
accelerated freeze-thaw deterioration to occur. Bases of handrails or guardrails are placed too near the exterior corners of walls, walkways, and parapets with similar results. These bases or intrusions into the concrete expand and contract with temperature changes at a rate different from the concrete causing cracks.
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Sometimes concrete companies don’t take everything into account when laying concrete and cause issues. Some of the more common types of damage to concrete caused by construction defects are rock pockets and honeycombing, form failures, dimensional errors, and finishing defects. Honeycomb and rock pockets are areas of concrete where voids are left due to failure of the cement mortar to fill the spaces around and among coarse aggregate particles. These defects, if minor, can be repaired with cement mortar. If repair is delayed longer than 24 hours after form removal, or if the rock pocket is extensive, the area must be prepared and the defective concrete must be removed and replaced.
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