Precast Concrete Restoration In Boston and Throughout New England
Precast concrete systems are created when you cast concrete into forms in a controlled factory environment and complete the curing process prior to shipping to the project site. This factory cast concrete section is transported to your building site and lifted into place, often within exterior or interior walls, roof systems, floor slabs and foundations. Precast concrete systems are a cost-effective and expedient concrete installation method. The pieces and reinforcement can cure properly, giving you better control over quality and craftsmanship. Over time, you may need precast concrete architectural repair due to wear, environmental-related deterioration, weathering, chemical attack or freeze-thaw cyclic damage.
Vital Structures LLC offers precast concrete system restoration in Massachusetts and throughout New England. Our team investigates your concrete structure to diagnose the precast concrete panel repairs your facility needs. We’ll identify the cause of your structural issues, not only the symptoms. We’re dedicated to finding the source of the problem, through engineering precast concrete evaluation including test pits, geotechnical engineering, soil & material testing, petrographic examination and destructive testing so that our diagnosis, proposed solutions and construction oversight prevent the issue from occurring again.
We serve Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Precast Concrete Repair and Restoration
Conditions like the freeze-thaw cycle can affect precast concrete. Your concrete may require reinforcement, sealing, waterproofing and other repairs over time. Look out for common signs that your precast concrete is damaged:
- Cracking and surface crazing
- Chipping or spalling
- Anchor failure
- Rust staining or leaching
Several factors can cause this damage:
- Improper design
- Drying shrinkage
- Reinforcing placed without proper concrete cover
- Poor concrete mix design
- Limited concrete durability
- Poorly designed structural anchorage
- Thermal movement influences
- Alkali aggregate reactivity