As part of the ongoing program of works at London’s Whipps Cross Hospital we are carrying out concrete repairs to the balconies outside the A & E department.
Damage to concrete, often referred to as “concrete cancer” can be caused by water ingress and its freeze, thaw action, the presence of contaminants, the oxidisation of concrete reinforcement bars and other factors such as carbonation.
Newman’s were contacted by the owner of this victorian property in Lambeth, London SW2. She had been advised by her insurance company to find a lateral restraint specialist to carry out repairs to the front of the property where lateral movement, cracking and sagging had occurred.
With the weather man already warning of the wettest winter in years it is essential that any cracks in brick walls and lintels and any damage to balconies is repaired using the correct products and techniques. Failure to make timely repairs could result in the damage becoming far worse and far more expensive to repair.