It’s a big concern when pool owners see a crack in their bond beam, after all, it’s an integral part of the structure. The question arises, can it be repaired, or does the entire bond beam need to be replaced. Here’s our consideration.
Bond beam cracks most often happen in a linear fashion. When the occur, they typically spread wider by the day. The crack gets longer until someone realizes it’s time for repair, so take this note. In our experience, we’ve found that when 30 percent of the bond beam is cracked, it makes more sense to replace the entire bond beam.
Bond beam repair, when caught early, can simply replace the section that has cracked, and yes, a bigger section can be replaced, but it’s not going to look very good. Visually, pool owners are hoping to see a paradise at their pool, and mismatched sections of concrete can alter the appearance a lot, but that’s not the big reason to replace the entire bond beam.