November 20, 2020

What do remedial builders do?

Believe it or not, there are many kinds of builders in the world, but not all of them do the same type of work. Different types of builders are responsible for different parts of the building. For example, carpenters construct buildings with timber while bricklayers lay bricks for the foundation of structures. Among the different types of builders are remedial builders. Remedial builders play an important role for buildings in need of repair or reinforcement of their structure. Remedial builders are experts in building constructions and offer services that maintain and remedy your building’s structure and aesthetic.

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A remedial builder usually oversees a remedial project and is responsible for delegating tasks according to the diagnosis given or his or her assessment of the property’s structure and aesthetic. A remedial builder would have most likely acquired beforehand experience as a carpenter, underpinner, plumber or another kind of builder. This experience would give him or her the top-level expertise needed to effectively diagnose, repair and maintain the structural integrity of your building.

While we hope that clarified the role of a remedial builder, we’ll explore some of the duties of a remedial builder and the types of issues that they deal with.

4 services provided by an expert remedial builder in Sydney

Organisation of specific services

This service can be applied to almost any professional service that your project may require. For example, if your building is sinking, a remedial builder may organise a team or contact an expert underpinner to prevent and stop further sinking and to conduct any repairs necessary. Overall, a remedial builder is responsible for organising specialised service providers to execute the right remedial work for your building.

Management of service providers

A remedial builder is expected to diagnose and organise the repairs needed for a project. While a symptom may need to be prevented, the cause of it also needs to be repaired. The remedial builder is the person responsible for diagnosing the issue and its cause and then hiring the appropriate personnel to repair the issue. In the case of a sinking building, the remedial builder will need to determine whether saturation of the ground is the cause. If it is, then he or she will have to organise a plumber and manage him or her to analyse the problem. The remedial builder must ensure that the plumber (in this case) executes all of the steps necessary to properly investigate and repair the problem.

Monitoring of facade reparations

Remedial builders aren’t just concerned with a building’s structure, they are also responsible for its facade. A common problem with buildings is the deterioration of its facade. This can be due to a number of issues including aging, poor maintenance or weather conditions. A deteriorating facade usually contains cracks, chipping, benefiting and leaning. A remedial builder will have to determine the cause of the deterioration and delegate an appropriate team to repair every issue that the facade has. He or she must ensure that the entire facade is repaired and that the problem will no longer affect the quality and aesthetic of the facade.

Supervision of remedial works

An unsurprising role is the responsibility of the remedial builders to supervise all works being done on the building. He or she is ultimately responsible for all repairs and must ensure that the job is thoroughly and properly completed.

What does remedial building work entail?

In this section, we’ll outline several different types of remedial works that a builder is expected to undertake.
Enhance structural integrity
Issues that affect the foundation and structural integrity of the building must be repaired by a remedial builder and his or her team.
Take care of latent defects
Internal structural damages that are to spot with a naked eye will have to be investigated, diagnosed and repaired by remedial builders.
Enhance waterproofing
Waterproofing is extremely important for buildings to prevent further and more expensive issues. Remedial builders ensure that your building is fully waterproofed to prevent water ingress.
Remove spalling
When a building has concrete cancer, spalling occurs. Concrete cancer is caused by the accumulation of water inside the concrete slab, which causes rust and eventually, cracks. Spalling happens when the walls afflicted with concrete cancer have large flakes or pieces falling off. This is one of the most serious conditions that a remedial builder is responsible for.

If you’re in the Sydney metropolitan area, and you require remedial works for your business’s building, then email us at or give us a call on 0420 972 665.