CONCRETE AND CONCRETE BLOCK

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about CONCRETE AND CONCRETE BLOCK:

 What causes raised white lines of residue on a block wall that are crusty and crumbling? 

Do stucco walls mean a house is concrete block?

 What causes stair-step cracks in a block or brick wall?

 Why is the concrete window sill cracking?

 What causes a horizontal crack in a block or brick wall? 

 What are the pros and cons of concrete block versus wood frame construction?

 What does CBS mean in house construction?

 What is "Ocala" block?

 There's cracks running along the home's concrete tie beam. What's wrong? 

 What would cause long horizontal lines of brick mortar to fall out?

 How do I recognize structural problems in a retaining wall? 

 Should I be suspicious about a concrete block house covered with siding? 

 What is fiber reinforced concrete? 

 How can I tell if cracks in the garage floor are a problem or not? 

 How do I recognize serious structural problems in a house?

 Why did so many concrete block homes collapse in Mexico Beach during Hurricane Michael? 

 How can I tell if the concrete block walls of my house have vertical steel and concrete reinforcement?

 How can I tell if the exterior walls of a house are concrete block (CBS) or wood or brick?

• What is concrete spalling? 

• What is a "slab on grade" house?  

• What causes a vertical crack in an exterior concrete block or brick wall? 

Why is there a "WARNING! POST-TENSION SLAB" sticker in my house?

How can I identify a home as ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) construction?

• How can I tell if cracks in the wall or floor are getting worse or staying the same?

Why do concrete blocks have holes in them? 

What are those powdery white areas on my concrete block wall? 

Is efflorescence a serious problem? 

What does concrete spalling look like?

• What is the average life expectancy of a concrete driveway? 

• What is the average life expectancy of a concete walkway?

• What is concrete shrinkage? 

How does concrete spalling cause structural failure if not repaired?

• What is the difference between a control joint and an expansion joint?

• What causes honeycomb in concrete? 

Why does concrete shrink as it sets and hardens?

 

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