17 Jan '17, 3pm

Fix spalling concrete before it becomes a serious problem #propertynews

Around 17,800 HDB households have sought help to fix broken or flaking concrete over the last three years. (Photo: Cheryl Marie Tay) A Yishun HDB flat made headlines last week, after an 80-year-old man was hurt by falling concrete pieces from the bathroom’s ceiling. However, the issue of spalling concrete is not uncommon. In fact, the Housing Board has helped about 17,800 households fix broken or flaking concrete over the last three years under a scheme, reported The Straits Times . Introduced in 2001, the Goodwill Repair Assistance (GRA) scheme enables flat owners to request for aid from their grassroots advisers. Subsequently, the HDB will shoulder half of the repair bill for spalling concrete and ceiling leaks. Spalling concrete affects around one percent of all HDB flats in Singapore, and two percent of older units constructed from 1983 to 1986, former Minister of Stat...

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