Causes of Leaks in Castings Leakage of concrete castings in residential buildings can occur due to many factors that cause leakage.
Likewise, how to deal with leaking castings must first know the cause of the leak.
Each cause of leakage has different characteristics and methods of repair.
In addition, the material used will also be different.
Cracks occur in the structure
Cracks in the casting structure can occur due to work procedures.
The less good and the ticor consider the standard foundry work that has been determined.
The cracks that arise become open cavities that allow when it rains.
Water can flow and seep in the cracks.
Which causes water to enter the inside of the house, of course, will cause damage to the ceiling and other parts of the house.
How to deal with leaking castings that you need to know if the cracks are repaired immediately.
Gradually will result in more fatal damage that will occur to your building.
Open cracks will cause the reinforcing iron to be exposed directly to air and water which causes the iron to be corrosive.
This is very dangerous if the leak is quickly repaired immediately.
Good Casting Quality
Standard work and foundry procedures have been regulated in the standards set by the government.
However, in reality, we still encounter many found in the foundry work carried out by providers of home renovation services that meet these standards.
In fact, the direct effect of ticoran will be seen, but in the long term it will be very dangerous.
Cracks in the concrete and other damage is just one of the minor effects that arise from the proper way of working.
At the time of casting concrete floor castings must be very careful healing or the slope of the floor surface.
The slope is very useful to ensure the direction of water flowing in the drain.
If the surface healing of the casting is not good enough even to the point that water can be flooded, then this will be a problem that can arise in the future.
Puddles that occur continuously, especially when the rainy season comes.
This will result in water seeping into the cast concrete and causing the concrete to become moldy and damp.
There are Concrete Pore Cavities
Leaks in castings can also occur due to the presence of too many concrete pores.
This is because at the time of casting the castings are leveled and compacted to the maximum.
So that there is a segregation of material that collects in certain parts.
How to deal with leaking castings if it occurs due to the large pore cavities of the concrete will be very inconvenient.
Because it is certain that the concrete will be very saturated with water, this is because the pores have been filled with water content.
The best way to fix this is to remove the water content first.
After that, you can coat it with a layer of waterproofng or other types of casting coatings.
Concrete Castings Too Thin
The thickness of concrete castings at the time of casting must be carefully considered.
The standard thickness of concrete castings with a span area of more than 9 square meters is 10 to 12 cm.
If the thickness is less than that it will be very dangerous.
This happens because water will very easily seep through the pores of the concrete.
In addition, the strength and durability of castings carrying the load on it will be limited.
These water-saturated concrete castings are an effect of other structural damage to concrete that we have discussed above.
The condition of water-saturated concrete is basically that the pore cavities of the concrete have been filled with water continuously.
In simple terms, it can be interpreted that when the rain comes, the pores will be filled with water and when the rainy season is over, the surface of the castings will dry up.
However, this process will occur continuously if the leak is repaired immediately.
The damage that can occur if the leak is repaired immediately is as follows.
- The appearance of fungus on the bottom of the casting.
- the concrete at the bottom of the casting will be loose and brittle.
- There was a leak and damp that the ticor went dry.
- Corrosion of concrete reinforcement.
- The reduced strength of the steel supporting the concrete castings.
- The casting suddenly collapsed.