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Spalling concrete - most of the older buildings having this issue. Main cause of this issue is carbonation, a natural deterioration process. This causes the steel bars embedded in the ceiling slab to corrode, which in turn causes the concrete cover to crack and bulge. As the owner, you are responsible for the repair of any spalling concrete in your flat. How to prevent spalling concrete Spalling concrete is a surface maintenance problem that occurs in reinforced concrete structures. If attended to immediately, the building’s structural integrity will not be affected. Here’s how spalling concrete can be prevented: Paint ceilings regularly Paint protects your ceiling and helps to prevent

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