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Spalling - Definition of Spalling - What is Spalling?


Definition: Spalling is a result of water entering brick, concrete or natural stone and forcing the surface to peel, pop out or flake off. This is because there is moisture in the concrete. In basements, especially, moisture and often salt, too, pushes outward from the inside. Eventually, spalling can cause crumbling and destruction of a structure.

At the time of writing, Elizabeth Weintraub, DRE # 00697006, is a Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate in Sacramento, California.

Also Known As: Flaking, especially in limestone
Common Misspellings: spaulding, spalding
Due to spalling, some bricks in the foundation had to be replaced because the original bricks had crumbled.

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