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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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HUDDERSFIELD Royal Infirmary (HRI) does not have concrete cancer and could last another 60 years, an independent surveyor has claimed.
The care home shut its doors in April last year after dangerous concrete cancer - cracking and flaking - was discovered.
One has to wonder whether the Queen Elizabeth would have passed this test had they not re-opened wards in the old hospital that was to be demolished because of 'Concrete Cancer'.
It has been known for some years that the road had severe problems, with temporary repairs and support to tackle 'concrete cancer' but now it has emerged that more dramatic action is needed.
The council said a survey of the Capitol car park found it was suffering "concrete cancer" and it needed urgent safety work to protect the public.
"The toilets are always damaged and not working, the floors are rising because of what they call 'concrete cancer', and it seems virtually impossible to keep it clean.
"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.
But in recent years, the car park above the store was showing signs of age, and structural engineers diagnosed something known as "concrete cancer".