Spalling Concrete in Stem Wall
Spalling concrete is the last and one of the worst symptoms of stem wall failure because when the stem wall gets to this point, it means that most of the stem wall components will have to get replaced.
Vertical Concrete Cracks in Stem Wall
Whenever one looks to solve a problem, that person needs to look for signs to have an idea of what is to come. In this case, vertical cracks mean that the corrosion problem started in the tie-down straps and then spread to the rest of the components.
Horizontal Concrete Cracks in Stem Wall
On the other hand, the horizontal concrete crack might have a different meaning. In this case, horizontal cracks in a stem wall mean that the corrosion problem started in the rebar and then spread to the rest of the components.
Flaking Paint in Stem Wall
Flaking pint might seem inoffensive, but in reality, this is a clear sign of an early stage of stem wall failure.
Tie-down Straps Replacement
In this step of the NeveRust Process, the tie-down straps got replaced by polypropylene loops that will get attached and secure the rebar with the wall by simultaneously protecting the stem wall from any corrosion threat.
After The Stem Wall Concrete Repair
As shown in this photo, the stem wall looks smooth, neat, and ready to get painted. Thanks to Arizona Foundation Solutions, this family will never have to face more potential threats of oxidation problems in the same stem wall.