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What is Spalling Concrete?

Spalling concrete is concrete that has lost its smoothness, which occurs when small pieces of the concrete break off or the concrete rises up in small rises. The two main causes of spalling are a poor job of initial installation and natural factors such as weather and wear and tear.
Updated: 03/02/2018
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"Spalling" is a term used to describe concrete that has lost its smoothness. This occurs when small pieces of the concrete chip off the top surface of the slab.

What causes concrete spalling?
  • Concrete is not properly installed
  • Freeze-thaw cycles
  • Environmental factors (weather, climate)
  • Normal wear and tear

One way to help prevent spalling is to apply penetrating waterproofing sealer periodically to your concrete.

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