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The foundation of any home or commercial structure is one of its most important assets. If your foundation is failing or showing the signs of age, then it may be time to contact Masonry Masters about foundation resurfacing.
When Is It Time for Foundation Resurfacing?
It may be necessary to resurface concrete wall or perform related services when the following signs are present:
- Chipping of the foundation
- Cracks in the foundation
- Crumbling concrete
- Sagging floors in the structure
- Cracks in sheetrock
Foundation wall resurfacing is more than just a cosmetic repair. Of course, a resurface concrete wall project does improve the home’s appearance and value, but it does much more as well.
That’s because foundation wall resurfacing is really about ensuring the structural integrity of the home or commercial property. Without a timely repair or resurface concrete wall, far more extensive repairs may need to be made.
Buildings throughout the Pacific Northwest are particularly susceptible to foundation issues. This is largely because of the relatively excessive amounts of rainfall we experience every year. All that moisture may seep into a concrete foundation. Over the years, this weakens the structure, causing leaks and making foundation wall resurfacing imperative.
When a skim coat is applied to the foundation, it adds an extra level of protection between the building and the elements. It involves the application of a masonry coating, like a surface bonding cement, that is water resistant.
As part of the process, the technicians fill all large cracks and holes to ensure that no further damage can occur to the foundation. Then, an approximately one-quarter of an inch-thick concrete coat is applied to the foundation.
Here in the Portland area, we use a specially formulated masonry coating that is designed to withstand wet conditions. This means that the skim coat will can protect your home or commercial property no matter the weather.
Resurface Concrete Wall with a Parge Coat
The process of parging walls is most frequently used to repair a water-damaged foundation. “Parging” refers to the outermost layer on the foundation. Because it is on the exterior of the structure, it is most exposed to the elements.
Parging rarely involves structural repairs. Instead, the task focuses on repairing or replacing the existing parging. With this project, the home’s exterior gets an immediate update. In addition, the foundation now has a new layer of protection between it and the elements. A single parging walls repair project may be all that is needed to protect a building from needing far more extensive repairs.
A quality foundation resurfacing project is essential for the structural integrity of your home or office. This means that you should only trust an experienced company so that the job gets done right.
At Masonry Masters, we have more than three decades of knowledge and experience at our fingertips. We can handle any foundation wall resurfacing job, large or small in the Portland metropolitan area.