fort jefferson: Spalling Concrete due to rusting steel - 12/18/09 01:40 AM
     In modern construction the use of steel reinforcement in concrete has become the norm.  It was not always this way.  There are not usually too many problems that arise as a result of doing this as long as the concrete is of good quality and the steel is far enough away from the surface.  The concrete itself creates an environment that “naturally” protects the concrete from corrosion.  If a pathway for water and other corrosive elements like salt can find there way to the steel, rusting can then happen.  As steel rusts, the oxides build up on the surface causing … (29 comments)

 
Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) Ambassador large

Charles Buell

Seattle Home Inspector

Seattle, WA

More about me…

Charles Buell Inspections Inc.

Address: Shoreline, 17123 22nd Ave NE, Shoreline (Seattle), WA, 98155

Office: (206) 478-7371

Mobile: (206) 478-7371

Email Me

My blog is intended to provide information related to home inspections in Seattle, surrounding communities and anyone else interested. Sometimes I will provide information that has nothing to do with home inspections. Enjoy! Google+
Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner


Listings

Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog