How Do I Repair Spalling in Concrete Block Basement Walls and Other Areas?

If you have spalling, you don’t just have to handle the problem. In fact, spalling has a few different repair options available. The option that works best for you can vary depending on a variety of factors, including how bad the damage is and how early you catch it.

If you have spalling, you don’t just have to handle the problem. In fact, spalling has a few different repair options available. The option that works best for you can vary depending on a variety of factors, including how bad the damage is and how early you catch it.

Typically, you’ll run into similar solutions for these spalling problems. These are the most common ones. 

Concrete Resurfacing

If your concrete spalling is only on the surface and isn’t caused by any underlying problems, you may be able to invest in concrete resurfacing. That means adding additional concrete to the top of the current concrete, usually a small patch, that will maintain the concrete’s strength.

How much can concrete resurfacing help? The typical rule is that you can usually perform a surface repair if the spalling damage is shallower than 1/3 of the concrete’s thickness. Of course, this also means you must attack it early.

Your best bet at concrete resurfacing is in handling the problem early. As soon as you start to see foundation chipping that’s larger than a very small and shallow area, contact a JES expert. You may be able to get a simple fix. 

Full Replacement or Restoration

Unfortunately, if you leave the problem until it becomes too deeply embedded, you may need to completely replace or restore the concrete. This is much more difficult and expensive, but it may be the only option for a deeply flawed concrete surface.

If this does end up being your solution, rest assured a talented expert can still typically handle the issue. It’s better to contact an expert early, but if you haven’t had the ability to do so, your home isn’t lost because of it. The problem can still be resolved.

Has foundation spalling started to eat away more deeply at your foundation? Foundation spalling repair is all about making sure you’re attacking the problem early. Contacting a JES expert allows you to gain the knowledge of how bad the issue is and what the solution is. 

Secondary Problems

Some foundation spalling problems happen because of secondary problems. For example, the excess water typically comes from somewhere, and that means you need to cut off the source.

These secondary problems need fixes if you’re going to fix the problem overall. Just resurfacing the concrete or even fully restoring it might not fix the problem in general if you don’t attack the true problem. It’ll just come back.

Instead of just putting a bandage over the problems, it’s important that you fix it at the root so you don’t experience it again. A JES expert can give you more information about why the problem is happening so you can make the right choice.

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