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stevetheprop 04-30-2012 08:53 PM

Spalling Tie Beam
My GC has found major spalling effect in my 1940s home in Fort Lauderdale. The load bearing tie beams have lost chunks of concrete exposing the rusted rebar. How is this repairable and should this be an additional cost that should be passed on to me?

joecaption 04-30-2012 09:03 PM

If it's your house then who else would be paying for it?
Post some pictures.

stevetheprop 05-01-2012 07:08 PM

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Any chance that insurance might pay?

Ravenworks 05-01-2012 07:37 PM

That is not what I would call spalling,it looks like it was rotten and someone hit it,fracturing it finishing it off.

stevetheprop 05-01-2012 07:54 PM

can it be repaired?

joed 05-01-2012 07:58 PM

That's not spalling. That is complete failure.

Ravenworks 05-01-2012 08:14 PM

It can be fixed,anything can be fixed but it's going to be expensive, you need to exercise caution because your structure is capable of collapse.
We deal with stuff like this all the time in the salt mines and use epoxy injection/concrete,this is NOT a DIY project.

concretemasonry 05-01-2012 09:35 PM

Probably due to the exposure and the possible salt contamination in the aggregate or water. - I has been common on many structures in the area. You need a professional (not a contractor) to evaluate the condition. - Very common in structures built 50 to 70 years ago in the area.


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