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Old 04-30-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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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?
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If it's your house then who else would be paying for it?
Post some pictures.
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Any chance that insurance might pay?
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That is not what I would call spalling,it looks like it was rotten and someone hit it,fracturing it finishing it off.

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can it be repaired?
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That's not spalling. That is complete failure.
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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.
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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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