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Leaks: A common cause of structural damage

When they’re large in scale or left over a long period, leaks can cause serious damage to a structure. And though concrete is one of the strongest building materials in the world – it’s not immune to the repercussions of leaving a leak to fester. The good news is that waterproof leak sealing is relatively quick and straightforward, providing it’s done properly by a concrete repairs specialist.

Types of structural damage due to leaks

If leaks are left untreated and water continues to seep through a structure’s foundations, they have the potential to cause a wealth of damage to a building, bridge, or another type of structure. Not only do leaks cause waterlogging and ruin aesthetical value, but they can cause cracks, voids, and `honeycombing` – all of which can jeopardise how safe and functional a structure is.

The main types of structural damage we see due to leaks are:

  • Cracks
  • Voids
  • Honeycombing
  • Surface damage
  • Joint damage

The best waterproof leak sealing solutions for concrete

Whilst severe damage caused by leaks is costly and urgent, catching your leak early enough to inject a quick waterproof seal is far more affordable. Waterproof leak sealing solutions aim to:

  • Close;
  • Seal;
  • Or bridge

…minor damage inflicted by a structural leak – such as cracks, voids, honeycombing, surface damage, and more. If you are aware of a leak in your building or structure, the first step is to contact a commercial concrete repairs specialist who is experienced in delivering waterproof leak sealing. Next, they will likely carry out a free cost analysis and feasibility study before prescribing the correct leak sealing solution.

Hydrophobic & Hydrophilic Leak Sealing with CCUK

At CCUK, we combat leaks in their early stages by using resin injection products such as the Sika Watertight Concrete System. We use a combination of resin injections depending on the specific areas that need to be treated for leaks – which will be recommended by your concrete repairs specialist during your free feasibility study/site visit. It might be that you are recommended to go ahead with a similar alternative, such as:

CONTACT US to get your leak sealing job logged. We’ll get back to you as a priority!