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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Remedial Building Services?

Remedial building services encompass a range of solutions designed to rectify structural issues, building defects, and deterioration. These services aim to restore and enhance the structural integrity and longevity of a property.

What Signs Indicate the Need for Remedial Building Services?

Signs may include cracks in walls, concrete deterioration, water ingress, sagging floors, or any structural abnormalities. If you notice these issues, it’s advisable to consult with a remedial building expert for a thorough assessment.

How Do I Know if My Building Needs Waterproofing?

Indications of the need for waterproofing include dampness, mold growth, water stains, or visible cracks. If you experience water-related issues, especially in basements, balconies, or terrace areas, it’s time to consider waterproofing solutions.

What Causes Concrete Cancer, and Can it Be Repaired?

Concrete cancer is caused by the corrosion of steel reinforcement within concrete, leading to cracking and spalling. It can be repaired through various methods, including concrete patching, corrosion treatment, and protective coatings.

Do I Need Remedial Services for Cracks in My Walls?

The severity and type of cracks determine the need for remedial services. Horizontal or widening cracks may indicate structural issues, while vertical or hairline cracks might be less concerning. Our team will be able to assess the situation accurately.

How Can I Prevent Building Defects?

Regular maintenance and timely repairs are key to preventing building defects. Conduct routine inspections, address issues promptly, and invest in quality construction and materials to minimize the risk of defects.

Can Heritage Buildings Benefit from Remedial Services?

Absolutely. Remedial services can help preserve and restore the structural integrity of heritage buildings. Specialised techniques, such as heritage restoration and conservation, are employed to maintain the authenticity and aesthetic value of these structures.

What Are Common Causes of Water Ingress, and How Can It Be Fixed?

Common causes include faulty waterproofing, deteriorated seals, and damaged building elements. Remedial solutions involve identifying the source of water ingress and implementing repairs, such as waterproofing applications and seal replacements.

How Long Does a Typical Remedial Project Take?

The duration varies based on the complexity and scope of the project. Small-scale repairs may take a few days, while larger projects can extend over several weeks. A detailed timeline will be provided during the consultation phase.

These FAQs offer a comprehensive overview of remedial building services and address common concerns.
For more personalised information or specific inquiries, feel free to reach out to our team directly.