Signs of Corrosion in a Stem Wall: Horizontal Cracks
Horizontal cracks appear in a stem wall when the corrosion problem begins n the rebar and then spread to the rest of the stem wall.
Signs of Corrosion in a Stem Wall: Flaking Paint
Flaking paint is the most confusing of all the stem wall problems because most people blame other factors such as sunlight and time for the flaking instead of corrosion and the change in the concrete PH.
Why Does Concrete Gets Negatively Affected by Corrosion If It is Not a Metal?
When there is rain, or there is any excess water close to the stem wall, the PH of the concrete changes becoming more acidic and causing the metal to oxidize in the process.
Signs of Corrosion in a Stem Wall: Spalling Concrete
Spalling concrete is the last and the worst of all the stem wall symptoms because when this happens, it means most of the stem wall elements will need to get replaced.
Stem Wall Repair Process: Protecting is Caring
Plastic sheets are useful when it comes to separating the dirt from different sections and even protecting the area from unfortunate events that might damage the esthetic of the place.
Stem Wall Repair Process: Rebar Replacement
At this point of the process, all the element got replaced, and a blue material got added to the stem wall to prevent corrosion from happening again in the future.
After Stem Wall Repair Process
As shown in this picture, the concrete stem wall looks fresh, smooth, and ready to be painted again. Thanks to Arizona Foundation Solutions, this family will no longer have to worry about corrosion for a very long time.