Although Honeycombing may only look like a surface level cosmetic issue at first, it’s important to have a trained professional thoroughly evaluate the area. If the honeycomb runs deep into the concrete or is in an area exposed to lots of moisture, it can cause major structural issues and other problems in the future, including mold, concrete cancer, and more. Typical places we find honeycombs include walls, footings, columns, beams, and slabs.
A Honeycomb happens when part of the foundation begins to deteriorate. Also referred to as a Rock Pocket Concrete, this happens in a poured foundation when one or a few small sections deteriorated to allow a small void that allows water through the foundation. This reduces durability and allows water and air to enter freely, but it can also lead to rust and corrosion as well. Since the load bearing capacity is significantly compromised, you’re looking at a lot of structural related issues in the near future. Many times, this is a very simple fix from the interior.