Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Remedial Builders

Quality Remedial Building Restoration & Maintenance Throughout Sydney

JD Refurb Construction is not only focused on residential and commercial construction, alterations, and renovations; we also have a long and accomplished track record in restoration and maintenance of Sydney’s iconic heritage homes and buildings, and remedial building across all sectors.

We have undertaken remedial work on hundreds of properties throughout Sydney, not only for residential home or commercial building owners, but also for strata management entities. And the same commitment to professionalism, friendliness, and deadlines we emphasise on our other construction projects is present too when working on remedial projects. And at JD Refurb Construction, we never compromise on quality; from the materials used, through to workmanship and finishes.

Inspection, Identification, and Solution Assessment

As leading Sydney remedial builders, our approach to any remedial project is not limited to treating or fixing any visible problems. While that is a key component of remedial building or restoration, it can be purely cosmetic if it the result of an underlying cause that is not also treated. Which is why we begin our work by carrying out a detailed inspection of the property or building, identifying what needs to be done and looking for any root causes, along with identifying any other latent problems that could lead to flaws if left untreated. We then discuss these and our proposed solutions with our clients, so that any work done on remedial building projects fixes more than just what is noticeable.

Structural Repairs, Rectification, and Replacements

Remedial building is about much more than simple aesthetic maintenance of a building or property. It is also about repairing or rectifying structural flaws that may be the result of past or recent construction work, the materials used, or the result of the age of the property. Pre-emptive maintenance can reduce the need for large-scale remedial builds, but there are other factors too that contribute to the need for remedial work, and at JD Refurb Construction, we take care of it all. This could include minor concrete, roofing, and flooring repairs, through to significant corrections or rectification of critical structural flaws or replacing structures or building elements that cannot be repaired. Our clients include property owners, corporations, and strata managers, and we always work with our clients to understand their need and find the optimal long-term solution.

Concrete Remediation in Sydney

Concrete is a hard-wearing construction material, but also one of the most common reasons for remedial building. Hard-wearing does not mean infallible, and two frequent problems with concrete are spalling and concrete cancer.

Concrete spalling is mostly the result of moisture penetrating concrete, causing visible crumbling and flaking of the concrete. It is not necessarily a sign of poor construction, but rather of naturally occurring corrosion and weathering. However, it isn’t purely cosmetic damage and left untreated can cause more severe structural damage, so a proper assessment of the cause and severity of the problem is always necessary, followed by remedial treatment and – where needed – façade rejuvenation or refurbishment.

Concrete cancer – in contrast – is more dangerous than spalling, and generally requires a lot more effort to correct. Concrete cancer is the result of neglect or poor construction, with untreated spalling eventually leading to concrete cancer, and improper preparation of reinforcing or poor pouring of concrete being construction related causes. While early detection and treatment of spalling can help prevent concrete cancer, the early detection and remediation of concrete cancer is critical, since it is an indication of severe structural flaws that can have dangerous consequences. And early detection can also lead to less invasive remedial actions.

Our Other Remedial Building Services

Concrete remediation is not the only remedial building services we offer in Sydney. JD Refurb Construction is also able to assist with leak detection, damp repairs, and waterproofing in residential homes, strata properties, and commercial buildings, along with a number of other remedial builds, such as underpinning, door and window replacements, roofing repairs or replacements, and the stitching of brickwork. Where possible, we use new technologies and methods to keep all remedial builds as non-invasive as possible, but always delivering the optimal outcome for owners and properties.

Schedule a consultation with JD Refurb Construction today to discuss how we can take care of your remedial building requirements anywhere in Sydney: call us on 0417 269 912 or email us at info@jdconstruction.com.au.