There are a variety of underlying root causes of concrete damage that manifest in the signs and symptoms below. Some root causes can be improperly installed or poured concrete, air barrier failures, and joint failures.
This symptom presents as excess moisture ‘bleeding’ through to the surface of your concrete floor, often as slicks or even pools of water.
Delamination presents as large pieces of concrete that have separated from the interior layers, but haven’t completely fallen off yet. These damages are hard to detect and require immediate assessment by a professional contractor to ensure safety and structural integrity.
If left unrepaired, delamination can eventually turn into spalling, or large chunks of concrete completely falling away from layers underneath.
Cracks in interior concrete are typically the most common symptom of underlying damages. Hairline cracks, large gaps, or joints in your interior concrete flooring require immediate assessment and repair.
Cracks can either remain on the surface of concrete or can penetrate through to base layers, damaging structural and foundational support. Left unrepaired, these damages could turn into costly foundation repairs and full concrete replacement.
These damages often result from air pockets and voids below the surface layer of the concrete structure. This symptom is usually very detectable, and presents as large and many cracks throughout your concrete’s surface.
Spalling damages typically present as parts of the surface of concrete peeling or falling away, exposing layers or structural support underneath. Concrete patching, resurfacing, and complete slab replacement are often the repair services suggested for spalling damage to interior concrete.