The following are the few remedial measures that are necessary to be taken in case of excess steel used:
- Remove tie wires, detritus etc. from the face of the concrete as soon as possible, and reface cut-out areas with mortar of the same mix as the fine material in the substrate concrete.
- On the assumption that by the time the problem is observed most of the hydration shrinkage considered responsible for the cracking will have taken place, remove all unsound concrete and repair.
- Repair shrinkage cracking, if considered necessary.
- Cut out and replace honeycombed zones with concrete or mortar to give a weathering match.