Concrete Slabs & Foundations

In recent years, a focal point in many of our cases has been the deterioration of concrete slabs, foundations and flatwork due to sulfate attack. Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner pioneered litigation over sulfate attack and we were the first law firm to win jury verdicts on claims of sulfate attack to residential concrete in Southern California. Defect issues regarding concrete slabs and foundations include:

  • Sulfate attack to concrete
  • Inadequate foundation design
  • Moisture intrusion through slabs
  • Moisture damage to interior flooring
  • Inadequate foundation embedment
  • Failure to properly grout post tension cables
  • Failure to apply corrosive, resistive coating to the post tension anchors
  • Failure to provide concrete type that is resistant to attack by other chemicals in soils, such as alkali & chlorides
  • Corrosion of seismic restraints
Foundation and Concrete Defects