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Painting a building is a process, Not a solution A lick of paint should never be seen as a solution to structural issues. Rather, it is just part of a process. In this blog we break down why painting is not the sole means to a better structure. 

This entry was posted in Facade upgrades, Maintenance, Residential, Strata, Structural repair

The many ways Remedial can help with BCA compliance

As a specialist repair company much of the work we offer spans multiple components of the BCA. So we thought we would give you a quick snapshot into the areas you can call on our team to help

This entry was posted in Cladding, Commercial, Commercial kitchens, Concrete cancer, Fire upgrades, Maintenance, Residential, Strata Management, Structural repair

Don't Drop the ball on Drips When you see the tell-tale signs of a water leak inside your building, more often than not, the damage you are seeing is massively understating what is actually happening. In this blog we discuss the causes and issues to look out for so you can fix thnigs before they get out of hand. 

This entry was posted in Strata, Strata Management, Structural repair, Waterproofing

Uses of Torch On Waterproof Membranes

Waterproofing comes in different forms and is used for different purposes. But one of the more resilient types is Torch-On Membrane — applied under the intense heat of a flame. Today we disect torch on membranes so you know what you need to know. 

This entry was posted in Structural repair, Waterproofing

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.

This entry was posted in Concrete cancer, Maintenance, Structural repair

Why a small job may be bigger than you think Many people think that small repair jobs are straightforward and easy to repair. However, whilst they are sometimes, at other times, what people see as a negligible flaw or something minor can actually be a cause for concern. The trick is to know what to look for. Let's break it down in this blog for you. 

This entry was posted in Maintenance, Residential, Strata, Strata Management, Structural repair

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.

This entry was posted in Concrete cancer, Maintenance, Rust, Structural repair, Waterproofing

Structural Repair vs General Repair Not all buildings are the same and thus, no two “repair jobs” are the same. Sometimes a simple piece of handyman work will suffice, other times, there is need for structural repair. What we want to do, is help you distinguish between structural repair and general repair as the two terms are not interchangeable really.
And we write it to serve as a guide for owners and building managers to identify when to call for general repairs and which building conditions are deemed appropriate to call in structural repair specialists – like Remedial Building Services.

This entry was posted in Concrete cancer, Residential, Strata, Structural repair, Tips and Tricks

Is Your Balcony Safe and BCA-Compliant? Whilst less reported, incidents of falling have become more prevalent than drowning in the pool or the bath. In this blog I talk about the Building Code of Australia’s requirements in keeping  your building’s balcony and balustrades safe and compliant with the standards so you don't contribute to the statistics!

This entry was posted in Residential, Strata, Structural repair, Tips and Tricks

Top 10 Most Misinterpreted Terms in Structural Repair Structural repair is hardly a new industry nor new concept, but in recent years, the phrase “structural repair” has become almost commonplace. Because of this, Remedial has compiled the ten most common terms that are often misinterpreted or misused by people outside the structural repair industry. 

This entry was posted in Concrete cancer, Maintenance, Structural repair

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. 

This entry was posted in Commercial, Concrete cancer, Residential, Strata, Structural repair

Covering up a potential Fire Hazard As evidenced by high-profile fires in the last three years at Grenfell Tower (London), Lacrosse Docklands
(Melbourne) and the Torch Tower (Dubai), non-compliant fire panels – the type which have been used
extensively in Australia and around the world – represent a major fire hazard which can lead to multiple
deaths when a fire does start within the building.

This entry was posted in Cladding, Fire upgrades, Strata, Structural repair

Leaking pipes are one of the most significant issues property managers need to action immediately, yet despite acting promptly, the effects of leaking pipes can last well beyond the time they were leaking. In fact, the greatest threat of water seepage to structural integrity is when moisture has reached the building's steel frame, which is part of the structure's foundation. 

This entry was posted in Maintenance, Structural repair, Tips and Tricks, Waterproofing

Structural Foundation Issues: What Are They and How They Can be Resolved Like your own general health, the best way to protect your building is to undertake routine checkups and maintenace. This allows you to notice when things start to look different and quickly identify issues which may need attention. We've put together a guide to help you notice key signs and what to do about them. 

This entry was posted in Facade upgrades, Strata, Structural repair, Tips and Tricks

The advantages of Carbon Fibre During the design phase, determinations for the load-bearing capacity of a slab is mandatory considertion. However, through the process of time, a change in the intended use of the slab can mean the load-bearing capacity may no longer be adequate. In this instance carbon fibre can be a very quick and cost effective solution. 

This entry was posted in Carbon fibre, Commercial, Structural repair

Issues caused by Waterproofing failure and what you can do Whilst waterproofing issues are almost to be expected in older buildings, we are undertaking an increasing amount of work in newer buildings where, during the initial building process the builders and/or their contractors have overlooked specific structural requirements that have caused ongoing issues. Here are a few things you can look out for. 

This entry was posted in Concrete cancer, Structural repair, Waterproofing

A Guide to Appointing the right Structural Repair Specialist In the situation that you do need to hire a structural repair specialist, it is important that you find the right one, but knowing what to look for – for something you have little experience with – in a contractor can be somewhat overwhelming. To help make life that little bit easier, we have put together a cheat-sheet on hiring a structural repair specialist.
 

This entry was posted in Concrete cancer, Facade upgrades, Strata, Structural repair, Tips and Tricks

Boosting the Value of Apartment and Office Buildings with Fa├žade Upgrades First impressions count. When people are looking for an apartment to live in or an office space to buy or rent, they will look for buildings with attractive, safe-looking modern facades first.

This entry was posted in Concrete cancer, Facade upgrades, Strata, Structural repair

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.

This entry was posted in Concrete cancer, Strata, Structural repair

Buyer Beware - The Pitfalls of Properties with Structural Issues

Things to be aware of when buying a new house or unit

This entry was posted in Concrete cancer, Strata, Structural repair

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