Specialists in civil, commercial, industrial & strata concrete remedial projects in Melbourne & across Victoria

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A Comprehensive Range of
Concrete Repairs Services

Concrete repair services is another high quality solution we provide for commercial properties, industrial facilities & strata/OC buildings. Concrete repairs can be crucial, especially if the contractor is not experienced.  We are a team of NVQ qualified repair professionals who can fix any type of concrete problem. We can complete any type of projects with our skilled team, offering maximum satisfaction.

We not only meet concrete repairs industry standards, but exceed them by offering a quality service in and around Melbourne. The methods we utilise to fix concrete walls and surfaces are internationally proven. We offer  services to commercial and residential clients. With over 20 years of experience, our team is able to fix the most critical problems in concrete structures.

  • Concrete Cancer/Spalling Repairs 
  • Concrete Crack Injection 
  • Concrete Facade Restoration 
  • Concrete Expansion Joint Repairs 
  • Concrete Resurfacing & Protective Coating 
  • Concrete Road & Bridge Construction Works 
  • Commercial Grouting
  • Waterproofing of ALL Concrete Structures

Make Your Buildings Safe & Secure

When it comes to choosing a concrete repairs Melbourne based company, it is essential that you pick a contractor that is experienced, certified, and reliable. At AWS, we offer services to keep your structures protected from any damage. In order for your building to stand strong for a long time, you need to repair it on an ongoing basis.

Our team of concrete repairs professionals are not only able to fix minor concrete problems, but are also capable of handling critical repair tasks without the hassle. By making use of advanced techniques, our team of installers ensures that your structure is in pristine shape. By requesting our repair services from us, you can prolong the life of your structures.

We are 'NO.1' Concrete Cancer Specialists

Concrete Spalling Remediation

When fixing concrete cancer or cracks due to movement, you must take into account why the problem has occurred and the fact that the problem must be fixed prior to the concrete being fixed. We specialise in the repair of concrete by identifying the cause first, solving that and then fixing the concrete structure.

Concrete Cancer is caused when the steel reinforcing within a concrete slab begins to rust. As steel rusts it can expand up to 7 times its original size causing the surrounding concrete to be displaced and flaky. As the steel pushes the concrete away, more water gets to the steel expediting the process.

AWS can repair the steel within the concrete and then repair the concrete itself. Each situation is unique and requires different solutions. Once we are on site we will advise you on which system you should undertake in order to rectify your situation properly.

Bridge Deck

Concrete Culvert

Where the issue has originated in the slab on the roof of the building structure, in most cases it is likely that waterproofing will need to be undertaken. Once the rusted reinforcing has been treated, application of a waterproofing membrane will help prevent access of moisture to the slab and prolong the life of the steel and therefore the structure itself.

We Inspect, Diagnose, and Implement Cost-Effective Concrete Repair Solutions!

AWS Services excel at dealing with all types of repairs. When a client gets in touch with us, we send over a team of experts who inspect the structure, diagnose the problem, and implement an effective strategy that is not only budget-friendly, but also ideal for preserving your building.

Other Concrete Remedial Services

Road Barrier Repair

M80 Freeway

Concrete Coating

Royal Children’s Hospital

Concrete Waterproofing

Ryman Healthcare Centre

Concrete Facade

Myer Shopping Centre

Concrete Joint Repairs

Federation Square

Concrete Injection

Austin Hospital

How We Choose the Right System To Repair Your Damaged Concrete​

AWS is able to offer concrete repair services to rectify your damaged concrete through specialist combinations.

AWS conduct professional investigations and diagnosis of the issue in order to identify the source and cause. This is vital as we need to use the best solution and prevent any further problems. Once the cause of the issue has been identified and confirmed, AWS will then determine the optimum repair system for each specific application.

AWS access the most advanced technologies in concrete repair and preservation from leading manufacturers from around the world to reinstate the structural integrity of any concrete structure. At AWS we strictly adhere to all manufacture and design specifications ensuring that the right system is used and applied correctly for your project.

AWS Concrete Repair Melbourne

Comprehensive Concrete Repair Services For top-tier concrete repair solutions in commercial properties, industrial facilities, and strata/OC buildings, look no further. The significance of concrete repairs cannot be underestimated, especially when dealing with less experienced contractors. We stand as a team of skilled repair professionals, equipped to address any concrete issue with proficiency. Our adept team ensures seamless project completion, guaranteeing utmost satisfaction.

Our commitment to excellence goes beyond mere compliance with industry standards. Serving Melbourne and its surroundings, we not only meet but surpass expectations by providing premium concrete repair services. Employing internationally proven methods for rectifying concrete walls and surfaces, we cater to both commercial and residential clients. Boasting over 20 years of experience, our team adeptly resolves even the most complex concrete structural challenges.

Ensuring Building Safety and Durability Selecting a reliable concrete repairs company in Melbourne demands experienced, certified contractors. At AWS, we offer services that fortify your structures against potential damages. Consistent repairs are imperative for the longevity of your building. Our team excels not only in addressing minor concrete problems but also in tackling critical repairs effectively. Through innovative techniques, our installers guarantee structural soundness. By entrusting us with your repair needs, you proactively extend the lifespan of your building.

Experts in Concrete Cancer Remediation Concrete Spalling Solutions Remediating concrete cancer or cracks requires a meticulous approach that addresses the root cause before repairing the concrete. Our specialization lies in comprehensive concrete repair, starting with cause identification, resolution, and culminating in the restoration of the concrete structure.

Concrete cancer is the result of rust forming within the steel reinforcing of concrete slabs. Rust expansion can displace and deteriorate surrounding concrete. As steel corrodes, it forces concrete apart, exposing it to more moisture, thereby accelerating the degradation process.

AWS offers complete steel and concrete repair solutions, tailored to the unique requirements of each situation. Our expertise extends to the provision of professional advice on the appropriate repair systems, tailored to rectify your situation.

For issues originating in roof slabs, waterproofing may be necessary. After treating rusted reinforcing, application of a waterproofing membrane prevents moisture infiltration, preserving steel and structure durability.

Inspect, Diagnose, and Apply Cost-Effective Repairs AWS Services excel in tackling diverse repair challenges. Upon receiving your inquiry, our expert team conducts a comprehensive inspection, diagnoses the issue, and implements a budget-friendly strategy that ensures building preservation.

Selecting the Optimal System for Concrete Repair AWS specializes in customized concrete repair through expertly curated combinations. Our process involves rigorous investigation and diagnosis to pinpoint the root cause. Identifying the source is vital for determining the most effective solution, preventing further complications. Based on our findings, AWS devises the ideal repair system for each unique application.

Partnering with global industry leaders, we access cutting-edge concrete repair and preservation technologies. Adhering to manufacturer specifications, we ensure proper system application, reinstating structural integrity. At AWS, excellence in concrete repair is our commitment, ensuring your project’s success.

Related FAQs about Concrete Repairs

Concrete cancer is characterised by the deterioration or detachment of the concrete surface, often indicated by cracks, crumbling or flaking, as well as the presence of rust stains or bubbles on the concrete or cement render, and may also cause leaks in concrete roofs and walls. Concrete cancer, on the other hand, refers to the progression and exacerbation of concrete spalling. However, these are generally accepted to be the same and most commonly is referred to as either to describe the deterioration of concrete. 

Concrete Spalling, commonly referred to as Concrete Cancer, is a severe deterioration of steel reinforcement beams within a concrete slab. This process poses significant risks to the structural integrity of both the building and its flooring. AWS Services offers complimentary inspections of concrete slabs to detect any signs of Concrete Spalling. This assessment is particularly crucial before installing new floor toppings, especially following the removal of Magnesite Flooring. Beyond aesthetics, Concrete Spalling is more than a mere cosmetic concern. In public or worker-accessible areas, it can pose hazards from falling debris or tripping risks. Neglected, Concrete Spalling can worsen, potentially destabilising the structure. Proper maintenance is essential, with legislation placing an obligation on owners to ensure safe structures. Commercially, leaving a structure to deteriorate diminishes its value and increases maintenance costs due to widespread corrosion and Concrete Spalling. Unattractive and potentially hazardous environments, such as deteriorated car parks, deter customers.

Concrete cancer exhibits several unmistakable signs, with the most evident being spalling. However, even before visible cracks emerge, there are early warning signals such as deteriorating concrete, internal wall leaks, wall expansion, bubbling concrete render, and the presence of rust stains. These indicators offer insights into the underlying issues within your walls.

A prevalent misconception is that Strata Building Insurance safeguards the Owners Corporation against routine maintenance tasks or building flaws, including fixing leaking shower trays, addressing settlement/movement cracks in walls and ceilings, or managing concrete cancer. Regrettably, this assumption is inaccurate. For a relatable analogy, consider motor vehicle insurance. While you can secure insurance to cover accidents, you can’t insure your vehicle against wear and tear. A similar logic applies to Strata Building Insurance.

When drafting a scope of works, it is important to consider the specific requirements of each product manufacturers specifications for repair materials. Each manufacturer will have slightly different specifications. These can generally be summarised by the following:

  1. Mix ratios.
  2. Cover depth.
  3. Minimum/maximum thickness per layer. Most HBM (High build mortar) can be build up in layers to reach the finish level. 
  4. Are primers required for adhesion?
  5. What is the approved reinforcement coating (Rust inhibitor)  
  6. Are waterproof properties required – there are HBM products that have waterproof properties. 
  7. Specific requirements. In some cases, there are specifications for products, VicRoads will only accept certain products or “approved equivalents”.  

In the absence of supplied specification, there are things that you will need to take into consideration while preparing a scope of works and methodology for the repair. 

These considerations include:

    1. Extent of the concrete spalling
    2. Depth of the spalling
    3. Deterioration of the reinforcement
    4. Access to the area requiring repairs.
  • The scope of work will generally remain the same for all access types, however, this will affect the size of your crew on site and your access plant (EWP) or scaffolding or confined space. Note: Never scope concrete cancer repairs to be carried out off a ladder. 
  1. Location of the concrete spalling
    1. Proximity to the ocean, if the suburb is near the beachfront. 
    2. Is the spalling subgrade? – below ground or retaining wall?
    3. Is there any plumbing around the spalling?
    4. Where concrete spalling has occurred on the soffit of a suspended slab, are there floor wastes on the FFL (Finish Floor Level)
    5. Where spalling has occurred on the perimeter edge of a concrete slab, you should take note of whether there is a drip edge. Drip edges can either be cast in or installed post construction – common where tiling is the applied finish or on Concrete roof slabs where a roof sheet overhangs the slab. 
  2. Site requirements. 
    1. Government/Local Council 
    2. Residential 
    3. Industrial
    4. Commercial 
    5. Construction 
      1. Each of these sites will have its own requirements as far as safety, noise, dust control, work durations and minimum crew sizes. This will affect the methodology as there may be requirements for spotters where EWPs are in use, or working at heights in general. There may be restrictions on working times.
  3. Falling Concrete.
    1. Where there is a body of water or river, it is important to consider, especially on government/local council sites. Concrete falling from the repair cannot enter the water. You will need to consider methods to collect the concrete as well as dust control.

You will also need to take into consideration an anti-rust coating for the reinforcement before applying a repair mortar to the area that requires repair. 

The below is not an exhaustive list of things to remember, each site will have its own set of circumstances, however, this is a good starting point. 

  1. Site Type:
    1. Government/Local Council 
    2. Residential 
    3. Industrial
    4. Commercial 
    5. Construction 
  2. Photos of the repair area clearly identifying the concrete damage and surroundings.
  3. Access to the repair area. 
    1. Where access exceeds 4m you will either need to allow for an EWP or a scaffolding by an authorised person.
  4. Site circumstances, be sure to consider probable causes for the spalling. 
    1. Check for plumbing. 
    2. Check for FFL drainage (where there are tiles, check for tiles that have peeked or are drummy, which would indicate that water is getting under them, and the concrete is remaining wet)
    3. Check for planter boxes on the top of the concrete spalling
    4. Check for drip edges on the edge of the concrete.
  5. Measure the general area of the spalling so that you are able to make an estimate on the required materials for the repair. 
  6. Consider the nature of the site. What kind of corrosive elements is the concrete subjected to? In some cases, more commonly in industrial sites, the concrete is subjected to highly corrosive materials and liquids. 
  7. Take into consideration any site conditions that may cause difficulties with the repairs. 
    1. Access issues like water under bridges
    2. Car parks will need isolated work areas
    3. Falling concrete protection
    4. Cordoned off work areas where the public might be affected.
    5. Overhead power lines if you are working on a scaffold or EWP.
    6. Permits for footpaths if required – these will need to be factored into your estimate.

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