This method of repair involves a complete excavation of the exterior to expose the bowed wall down to its footing. The upper levels of the home are braced to alleviate the weight from the wall. With pressure for anchored planks, the wall is “pushed” back to plumb (or as close as the block will allow). Vertical steel bars are inserted every 4’ down the channels of the block wall and at the corners. These cells are then filled with a cement mix. With new exterior waterproofing applied, this entire portion of the foundation will be better than it was brand new.
When your walls are deteriorating and crumbling in spots, a specialized Roughcast coating can save the day! The areas are prepared by removing the loose impediments from the wall and then packing any voids. A heavy 14 mil vapor barrier is applied from floor to ceiling. This is then covered with steel mesh. The walls are then finished with a thin-set epoxy cement coating. Once dry, the coating is able to be painted if desired. Roughcasting is available for interior and exterior applications.
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