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Who we are – A Remedial Building Services Overview

13 May 2021. By Jeff Anderson

You may have noticed (or if you are new to the blog – welcome) our habit in these blogs is to give you a smattering of information about an area we think will add value to you, the reader. We don’t necessarily want to talk about who we are, but in this piece we make an exception. Today, we give you an overview of Remedial.

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The Ins and Outs of balcony Repair

12 April 2021. By Simon

Our advice to owner occupiers, building managers and strata managers is this: Keep an eye out for obvious signs of balcony disrepair. It may be nothing, but having an engineer or structural repair specialist attend earlier than later could go a long way to minimising the damage and thus minimising the cost of repair.

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When should a Remedial Engineer be consulted

12 February 2021. By Jeff Anderson

Engineering is a diverse discipline. Covering everything from fluids, to aerospace, to chemical engineering, to structural and even building remediation, engineering is part of everyday life. So, it should come as no surprise that you cannot just rely on any type of engineer when it comes to getting assistance to determine the rectification required on your building.

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Water leaks are not always from faulty membrane

19 January 2021. By Simon

Based on statistics, 80 percent of building defects are attributed to water leaks and consequential damages yet water proofing only accounts for just 1 percent of the building costs. In this blog we discuss what you need to know about the role flashings play in waterproofing a building

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Treating Steel Corrosion

23 November 2020. By

When it comes to structural repair, we share a lot about the approach to take, things to consider, tips to use and so forth, but rarely do we get under the hood and look at what is involved with treating the cause - until today!

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The many ways Remedial can help with BCA compliance

6 November 2020. By Jeff Anderson

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

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The Most Common Concrete Cancer Causes

27 January 2020. By Chris

Discover what causes structural steel to corrode and learn about the most suitable concrete cancer treatment for your building.

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Structural Repair vs General Repair

26 July 2019. By Jeff Anderson

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.

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The Severity of Rust Stains

18 October 2019. By Chris

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.

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Top 10 Most Misinterpreted Terms in Structural Repair

8 July 2019. By Terry

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.

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Looking For Specialists in Large Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Structural Repair?

20 March 2019. By Chris

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.

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Concrete Repair Terminology

21 December 2018. By

Concrete repair and building in general can be a complex subject. Many terms are sefl explanatory, though many others are less so. In this piece we steer clear of some of the more well used terms and focus on the terms which are used less often, but which are good to know.