concrete cancer


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concrete cancer

Descriptive of condition of a spalling and/or fracturing of concrete as a result of the use of unsuitable ingredients in the concrete mix; eventually leads to corrosion.
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The toilets are always damaged and not working, the floors are rising because of what they call concrete cancer, and to keep it clean seems virtually impossible.
The concrete cancer one was the one that got me, when it was eating away at the foundatiions of Lassiter's hotel.
The Millennium Stadium is suffering from concrete cancer, we can reveal.
The sprawl spreading out from Dublin like a concrete cancer is now threatening the very fabric of Irish society.
The haunting signs of decay, concrete cancer, obsolete services, and vandalism conceal the fact that 19 of the 50 apartments are still occupied.
He said Ynysawdre Swimming Pool was suffering from concrete cancer and only had a limited time left.
Contract Awarded for Concrete cancer, strengthen and protect the bridge, and extend its life by 50 years.
The car park is suffering from concrete cancer and has been deteriorating at an accelerated rate," she said.
Retired Birmingham architect John Madin was shocked when the council insisted the Paradise Forum library had concrete cancer.
Structural expert Martin Perry said: "From what I have seen, there is concrete cancer in the wall of the north stand, the part left over from the previous Arms Park.
Perhaps its planning approach may have some influence on tourist development; perhaps the masons who have learned on the site may be able to mitigate a little the horrors of the concrete cancer.
The concrete in the bridge is suffering from alkali silica reaction, commonly known as concrete cancer .