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a fragment broken off from the edge or face of stone or ore and having at least one thin edge

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Kevin Worthington AYOU can hire a machine to cut out the mortar around the spalling bricks and then remove them.
The men demanded money and when Mr Spalling refused to hand over any cash he was attacked before the men fled.
Spalling occurs when concrete weakens (or wasn't strong to begin with) and chips and flakes off surfaces and edges.
The concrete spalling had occurred because in most locations on the building there was inadequate concrete coverage over the reinforcing steel.
These stretches of trapezoidal channel have been plagued over the years by spalling, joint problems, and even washouts during major storms.
This flaking process, or spalling, represents a previously unknown mechanism for directly generating colloids -- particles too tiny to settle out of water, says study leader John K.
The solid cellular design eliminates worries over filter contamination from spalling during mold closing.
Steel reinforcing bars continue to corrode and rust builds up exerting pressure against the concrete and pushing it away from the building, resulting in visible cracking and spalling.
Typically, a refractory lining is removed prematurely due to superheating, finning, spalling, erosion, buildup or saturation.
The result is, as the name implies, an internal bloating of the refractory that, being a brittle material, responds by cracking and spalling.