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A Strata Manager’s Guide to Building Maintenance According to the most recent figures available, in Australia approximately 9% of the population live in an apartment spread out over some 2.6-million strata lots.
For those of you who manage these residents and buildings (estimated at around 4,300 full-time, dedicated and hardworking strata managers), you know how much work is involved in staying on top of things.

This is a go-to guide on concrete cancer repair and other building maintenance to-dos that strata managers can take advantage of.

 

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The Most Common Concrete Cancer Causes Discover what causes structural steel to corrode and learn about the most suitable concrete cancer treatment for your building.

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The Severity of Rust Stains

The presence of rust is a manifestation of corrosion, a potentially serious issue which can lead to structural issues. Because rust is a swelling on the metal, it pushes the surrounding materials outwards, causing more moisture to get in which thereby weakens the strength of the structural material. Thus, much like the iceberg that sank the titanic, if you only look at the parts you see, you will miss the devastation that awaits under the surface.

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Looking For Specialists in Large Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Structural Repair? As with all things in life, there are specialists for most things. We are specialists in larger structures – we understand them, we know what is required to fix their issues and we have the equipment and capacity to perform the required work. Learn what the difference is between structural repair for larger buildings vs smaller ones. 

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Bricks remain one of the most interesting and beautiful building materials today, yet despite being hardy they are not impervious to the effects of time and weather. Nor are they able to always withstand the pressures put on them from structural movements of the slab or building around them. When they crack however, there is a solution. Come learn about Crack Stitching. 

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Reporting and Repairing of Structural Damage in Strata Buildings A recent national survey on strata-titled property – conducted by Queensland’s Griffith University and reported on Domain shows that building defects (physical problems found in the infrastructure or outer finish of a building) are the number one issue facing apartment owners in 2015.

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Treat Concrete Cancer When it Becomes Apparent

I was reminded this week of the need to fix structural issues as they become apparent and to not delay maintenance. I was discussing the importance with a potential client who believed that fixing concrete cancer was as simple as removing the drummy concrete and rendering over the exposed area. I explained to them that this was a myopic view and one which would cost them more money in the short and medium term. They didn't want to agree, arguing that no immediate action was necessary to rectify the underlying issues I had explained. When they said this, I was reminded of the old expression which I will paraphrase here to make my point:

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