A concrete pour is the foundation of any structure, so it’s important to have a good one. Concrete pours are not only an issue with new buildings – they can happen anywhere that you find concrete. If your building has some cracks in the concrete, delamination, honeycombing or spalling then you might need to call someone who specializes in this type of work to come and fix it for you before structural damage occurs.

#1 Cracking

Cracking is one of the biggest signs that you might have a bad concrete pour. Concrete should not be cracking – period! Concrete pours are usually deemed to be bad because they crack within two weeks after construction, or if it’s an older structure and there was never any cracking before then it may indicate something wrong with the foundation.

#2 Delamination

Delamination is a common problem with concrete that has been poured too thin. The aggregate, which makes up the body of the concrete, separates from the cement paste and causes an uneven surface on your building. Concrete pours should be at least six inches thick in order to avoid this issue as much as possible!

#3 Honeycombing

Honeycombing occurs when air pockets form within the concrete. Concrete pours should be constantly vibrated while they are being poured and while they cure so that this does not happen. If honeycombing has happened to your building, it is a good idea to have someone come out and fix the issue before more damage can occur!

#4 Spalling

Spalling is when the surface of your concrete begins to look like it has blisters or open sores on them. Concrete pours should not be spalling, but if they are you will need to call in some experts because this could mean that there’s something wrong with how the foundation was poured and water might get into your building.

Quality concrete pours should not crack, delaminate, honeycomb or spall. If you see any of these issues with your building then call in one of our concrete pros to fix the problem before it becomes bigger and more costly!