One of the things that could happen to your building and require it to need remedial work is concrete cancer. Concrete Cancer here is just as it is in the human body. Concrete cancer happens when water seeps into the concrete block and accumulates thereby causing the metal reinforcements inside to rust. Just like cancer in the human body, cancer in concrete compromises the integrity of the concrete block and at large, the building. Concrete cancer equals brittle concrete, which then equals cracks (this is called concrete spalling) thus a weak structure. This is why building remedial work is so important. If a concrete slab is weak, then more water is let in and this, in turn, affects the other concrete slabs and so it has a kind of domino effect that results in a slowly crumbling structure. This may result in life-threatening consequences or grievous harm.
Concrete cancer treatment is possible, even though the name seems more damaging than it actually is. The first step in concrete cancer repair is getting a professional opinion. You can spot the signs (like cracks in the walls) that your building needs remedial work, but ultimately, you’ll have to get a professional to tell you exactly what you need to get done. The engineer might recommend some solutions such as a polymer-modified repair solution which will act as a crutch for the concrete or the engineer may suggest an electrochemical solution, maybe even opt for a simple replacement method which is exactly what it sounds like. Preventive measures are always taken to make sure there is no relapse and this is called waterproofing. Making sure the concrete is waterproof will make the chances of a recurrence reduced by ensuring the concrete slabs