Founded on our vast onsite experience, we are well placed and capable of assessing and diagnosing any building defect. Our technical knowledge and background enable us to recommend the most effective and economical method of rectification.
For a small fee, Civbuild will visit your property and carry out a thorough investigation of any building defect that has been difficult to locate and fix. We will provide you with a detailed report including, our findings, along with photos, explanatory notes and our recommended method of rectification. If we cannot find a solution, the service will be free of charge.
We make sure all decayed areas are inspected, assessed, treated, and reinstated to ‘as new’. On inspection, we prepare a dilapidation report. This report is a thorough record of the condition of the building before the work starts.
Generally, remedial work is any action taken to correct a situation that’s gone wrong. How does that relate to your building? Think of the cracked walls within the basement of your commercial flat. How about the holes in the floor of your garage? These dilapidations within your home or commercial property need to be repaired professionally. What does remedial building work in Sydney do for you? There are numerous reasons why you should have a reliable contractor conduct remedial building work on your property.
To enhance the structural integrity
It is always important for a building to be inspected regularly to ensure it meets the relevant structural requirements. A building that is structurally weak is a hazard to all who reside and work within or nearby. If you spot any problems, get them fixed straightaway.
To remove spalling
This mainly refers to the scenario witnessed when a building has concrete cancer. Such a condition occurs due to the accumulation of water inside the concrete slab, which rusts, expands and causes cracks. These cracks may allow in more water, making a bad condition worse. Spalling is witnessed on the walls where large flakes come away.
To take care of latent defects
Expert building inspectors can spot some structural damages which are hardly recognisable to anyone else, especially with a naked eye. When you hire Sydney remedial builders, they investigate any such damages and correct them so that your property is structurally safe.
To enhance waterproofing
Waterproofing in buildings is mainly done to prevent water ingress. Water ingress is when water permeates into the building through leaks and can cause damage to both the structure and property within the building. Wall stains are a sign of water damage, and they can have their own latent defects. Since waterproofing wears out, you need to replace it often.
To improve the value of your asset
Your property may well be your largest asset, so taking good care of it is imperative. One of the major benefits of having remedial work is that it adds value. Whether your building has been neglected or is simply old, improving its structure will not only improve its chances of selling faster but selling at a higher market value too – providing more rewards for you in the future. Don’t wait until your property is declared inhospitable or becomes a victim of the next natural disaster. Contact Civbuild constructions for your next remedial building enquiry
We understand that balconies and outdoor areas often require remedial repairs due to concrete spalling or waterproofing issues. And often, the balustrades have deteriorated and need to be replaced with more modern balustrading solutions.
Civbuild Constructions offer balcony and balustrade repairs in Sydney of the highest standard including
We have the knowledge and experience to return your balcony and balustrades to a safe condition, while ensuring they enhance the appearance of your home or building.
You can rest assured that your new balustrade will strictly comply with the current Australian standards and BCA requirements.
Civbuild Constructions offers specialised façade repair in Sydney that replaces worn and dated building facades with modern design and structural improvements. We work closely with our clients to create a tailored façade repair solution that meets both safety, structural and budgetary requirements. Our experienced team can find excellent solutions to your building maintenance requirements. We combined our abseiling techniques with various other skills to complete any job that may not seem accomplishable. We carry out large-scale façade repair projects, following stringent safety requirements and adhering to the highest quality standards while we aim to work with contractors and clients to do this at a cost-efficient way. Maximise the street appeal of your property and increase its value with a high-quality facade restoration.
If you have a concrete spalling issue within your home or building that needs rectification, you can rely on Civbuilds team of experienced trades to get the job done.
Concrete spalling, or concrete cancer, occurs when the steel reinforcement within a concrete structure begins to corrode. This corrosion causes the steal to expand and the surrounding concrete to displace and crack. If left untreated, concrete spalling can lead to serious structural deterioration, and a major safety hazard, resulting in extensive remedial works. At Civbuild, we understand the critical nature of concrete spalling and deliver concrete spalling repairs in Sydney of the highest standard, ensuring your premises is structurally safe again. We have developed a thorough approach to concrete spalling repairs that ensures the issue is remediated quickly, and the structural integrity of the building is returned. Our approach involves:
We have great knowledge of concrete deterioration, resulting expert concrete repair which targets the primary causes and not just the peripheral symptoms. This approach leads to greater longevity of important assets.
Many concrete structures have been compromised due to hostile environments and service conditions which contribute to corrosion of the reinforcing steel and/or deterioration of the hardened concrete properties. Concrete spalling is a natural phenomen caused over time by moisture – some say it is the earth’s way of returning a building site back to nature. Continual water penetration can cause the top surface of concrete to chip, flake or delaminate. If left unchecked, concrete spalling will eventually cause a building to crumble and fall. Civbuilds methods of treating spalling is to prevent any further deterioration. Once we have addressed the source of the problem, we go on and repair the structural damage to restore your building’s integrity. We then apply architectural finishes to cosmetically rejuvenate the façade of your building. We work with a range of finishes to ensure so you can be sure we will have something to suit the style of your building or home.
Early detection is vital Concrete cancer is usually caused by neglect, but it can also tell of poor construction standards. We are experienced in detecting and treating concrete cancer – but just like in your body, early detection is important. What causes concrete cancer? Put simply, if the concrete reinforcing bar is not properly encased it will be susceptible to rust. Rusting bars expand and cause the surrounding concrete to crack and fall away leaving the bar even more exposed, and so the destructive cycle continues.
Some of our concrete repair services are below:
Injection is typically used on horizontal, vertical, and overhead cracks where conventional repair methods cannot penetrateor are too cost prohibitive. Prior to proceeding with a crack repair by epoxy injection, the cause of the crack and the need for a structural repair must be determined. If the crack does not compromise the structural integrity of the structure, injection with polyurethane grouts or other non-structural materials may be a more suitable choice to fill the crack (ie Leaking, flexing etc). When a structural repair is required, conditions that cause the crack must be corrected prior to proceeding with the epoxy injection. If the structural crack is damp and cannot be dried out, a moisture tolerant resin must be considered. Alternatively, if the crack is non-structural a low viscosity polyurethane hydrophilic resin would achieve the best result.
Civbuild Constructions are market leaders in the structural repair of cracks by way of injection. Our purpose-built delivery methods surpass any other injection system in the market place and ensure the product is delivered into the crack as per specification. Our extensive supply chain network consists of the most advanced epoxy resins on the market.
Structural repairs require highly specialist skills and full-time project management to minimise disruption and comply with all relevant design codes.
Adding strength to an existing structure is usually a complex challenge. Whether through age, deterioration, substandard construction or change of use, it means that the present structure is no longer able to support the loads it needs to carry.
Civbuild Constructions provide end to end solutions for structural strengthening works including specialist skills, design expertise, product knowledge, access solutions and full-time project management to ensure strengthening works achieve design code compliance with minimal disruption to the ongoing use of the structure.
Structural strengthening services include
Civbuild Constructions are experienced in adding strength to existing structures such as carparks or columns utilising carbon fibre technology.
If you live in an old premise, the chances are you may have experienced structural problems. As the premise moves on its foundations, cracks and weaknesses can appear. Sometimes, this is nothing more than cosmetic damage. However, it’s always worth getting it checked out if you’re unsure. Cracks and structural damage can lead to all sorts of problems in the home. Not least, penetrating damp and other forms of water damage.
Civbuild Constructions provide Helifix crack stitching and mortar repair for cracked walls, brick, and stone work. Helifix crack stitching system is highly effective where large cracks occur along the wall surface, especially where the masonry has become detached, effectively compromising the walls structural strength and integrity. There are many reasons why this may occur: building age, vibration, shifting foundations, tree roots, weather damage etc. Repairs of this scale require more than your average brick and mortar repair, and Helifix utilises metal rods and ties that fit in the mortar between the bricks, much like steel in a concrete slab, to provide additional strength to the repair area. Specific strategies and techniques are required to permanently repair and strengthen the masonry to avoid expensive rebuilding, especially with heritage buildings that if not done correctly can become expensive and time consuming.
If you notice small cracks or damp problems, you might need structural brickwork stitching carried out to prevent it getting worse. This is a quick solution to your structural problems, and will stabilise the situation . We have many years of experience in repairing damaged brickwork so let’s take a detailed look.
Arch bars and lintels are used to support structures such as windows, doors and other openings. As they are usually constructed from steel, it is not uncommon to see old arch bars and lintels rusting and expanding.
Brickwork around windows, doors and openings are supported by arch bars and lintels which are generally made from steel or concrete. Over time, these supports may need replacing if they have deteriorated or rusted away.
You might notice brickwork above your window or door lifting due to lintel expansion. A rusting lintel will expand to around seven times its original thickness, and so will create a tell-tale bulge or crack. If this is the case, you may need to enquire about your existing lintel
If left unattended, faulty lintels and arch bar damage may result in deeper structural cracks, brick work breaking or bulging, and water penetration. This will lead to a weakened structure.
At Civbuild, we use industry leading products and methods to remedy and repair lintels in Sydney
A common and major building defect is defective cavity flashing due to poor initial construction practises. Cavity flashing replacement must be carried out by an experienced & competent team that will maintain the structural integrity of the building. We also replace the arch bar and lintels with minimal impact to the surrounding façade, by using the appropriate propping and installation methods.
Joints between building elements are designed to accommodate contraction and/or expansion movement of the element. Concrete slab joints are sealed to prevent ingress of foreign materials, water or chemicals, temperature variations, and allowing vehicular and or pedestrian passage. Joint performance is no longer functional once the seal is compromised. Civbuild constructions possess the understanding of concrete joint functionality, sealant specifications and suitability, and installation practices necessary to maintain the integrity of building joints.
Some of our joint sealing services are below
Civbuild include a variety of professional waterproofing services. We provide competitive pricing and superior workmanship warranties. Our experience waterproofing service offerings have permitted us to be one of the trusted commercial waterproofing companies of choice.
We can perform a variety of exterior commercial waterproofing services such as removing and replacing control joint caulking on a building or removing old failed gaskets and replacing with wet glazing caulking. We can also install breathable elastomeric coatings to a building’s surfaces that will be esthetically pleasing to the eye as well as a durable barrier against the weathering elements.
Every waterproofing project is unique, so we apply expert knowledge to assess, select and prepare the correct type of floor and wall membranes.
The waterproofing systems we offer include:
Our Additional Waterproofing Services Such as Caulking, Coatings and Sealers
Civbuild Constructions have extensive experience in the strata sector and have assisted numerous strata managers in resolving problematic complexes. Our team of licensed strata remedial builders work closely with many Strata Managers and Executive Committees throughout Sydney metropolitan area to provide strata maintenance, repairs, remediation and rectification to multi-level building complexes. We are engaged to perform all aspects of remedial works to these buildings.
Our expertise and skills mean we can successfully implement remedial building repairs and solutions for a wide range of strata property problems.
Our experienced team offer a premium service with all building works and remedial repairs delivered on time with quality, efficiency and reliability.
We pride ourselves in coordinating a job or project from start to finish, saving the busy Strata Manager, facilities manager, or Owner's Corporation the trouble. We organise sign-off for every job, ensuring that the job is done to Australian Standard and body corporate requirements.