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CUSTOMER QUESTIONS ~~~~
exterior foundation walls of my home
show significant spalling. I estimate
the age of the concrete to be between
50 and 60 years. Will trowling a sand/cement
cover be masking a serious condition?
Is stem wall replacement indicated?
I am told that concrete reaches its
peak hardness after 50 years and then
starts to deteriorate. What do you recommend?"
does not deteriorate as a rule after
fifty years. Concrete
the Hoover Dam is still hydrating!
It is impossible to tell whether
is experiencing surface problems,
or if there are deeper structural
problems. You should have an engineer
look at it and determine
if there is more information needed
to get a remedy or if the
is obvious without more testing.
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THIS ISSUE'S TOPIC ~~~~
it is necessary to resort to the
extreme measure of exposing the
walls, treating them to make them
watertight, and then regarding the
two coats of Portland cement mortar
to the surface of exterior walls.
parging, this work should be one
only in dry, mild weather. Fall
is the best time,
because the subsurface water level
is usually low and temperatures
are more favorable
for making watertight concrete.
newly cemented walls should be properly
protected and cured. Freezing or
drying of the concrete by sun or
wind can damage it and make it worthless.
very wet soils, the parged wall
surfaces may be given two coats
of hot coal-tar pitch. Keep in mind
that settlement and thermal expansion
and contraction of the wall can
the parging; preventing it from
bridging cracks that develop in
most instances, excavation is not
the best method for repairing your
Remember, excavation will take care
of wall-only water. Any water that
up through your floor is not addressed.
excavation is the best method of
repair for you basement leaks?
it is! The best answer is to have
a licensed waterproofing inspector
your individual situation and determine
the exact solution for your
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when there are cracks in your
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