Cast-in-place concrete and precast concrete cladding systems are used primarily in commercial and industrial applications, and some unique residential applications. These elements can be vulnerable to staining, cracking, spalling, and premature deterioration. Depending on the details of the interface with windows and doors, water leakage can also be a problem. In certain circumstances, water leakage through cracks in concrete panels can occur.
The broad experience of BC&E’s personnel with concrete and concrete structures allow for unique insight and knowledge in evaluating the condition of and designing appropriate repairs for cast-in-place and precast concrete cladding systems. BC&E also provides consulting services related to the design and construction of cast-in-place and precast concrete cladding systems on new buildings, to reduce the risk of potential future problems.