Knowing about Concrete Restoration and Spray Foam Insulation

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Since concrete plays a huge material role in commercial and residential buildings, when it comes to look, structure and sustainability, when it is damaged, its ability to support the building is weakened, as well as the insulation properties of the building.

Concrete Restoration Greenville tackles two simultaneous processes, which is also its prime objective, and they are: the repair of old and damaged concrete in buildings and the restoration of the building’s appearance to its original form.

The reduced cost that is incurred in Concrete Restoration Dallas is its biggest advantage, such that building owners would prefer to choose this process because it not only repairs the cracks that were structural problems, but that the process also gives the appearance of a brand new concrete on the once damaged building.

Identifying the causes that are responsible for the damage of concrete defects in buildings is the first and first important step before repairing the damaged concrete, because if the cause is not determined, then the same damage can be repeated even if the repair work has been done.  The concrete restoration process must be flexible to include the effect of the cause of concrete defects, if the cause of the damage is repetitive in nature.

Decision, on whether the damage can be repaired or the structural parts have to be replaced, becomes easier if a thorough evaluation has been made regarding the extent of the damage to the concrete, and, with that precautionary measures to stop the damage in the future can also be undertaken.

Sounding the damaged and surrounding undamaged concrete with a hammer by an experienced personnel is the common technique in determining the extent of damage, such that in sounding suspected delaminated or disbanded concrete, they may not always sound hollow, so it’s important to place a hand close to the location of the hammer blows or by closely observing sand particles on the surface close to the hammer blows; and if the hand feels vibration in the concrete or the sand particles are seen to bounce even with a slight hammer blow, then the concrete is delaminated.

Most concrete damage progresses slowly and not all damaged concrete requires immediate repair, therefore, the process of concrete restoration should be carried out immediately on the concrete if the damage affects the safety and serviceability of the structure or if the damage has reached a stage where the structure becomes unserviceable.

Well-insulated building is warm during the winter and cool during the summer, this is because the insulating material prevents the flow of air in the building to escape through the walls or ceiling.  Concrete restoration is applied to repair the cracks in the concrete if the building has damaged concrete, to prevent the passage of air in and out of the building walls.

If concrete restoration may not be possible, applying spray polyurethane foam as an alternative insulation material can help seal the air on walls, roofs, and all contoured surfaces, and reduces unwanted air infiltration through cracks, seams, and joints, as well as resist heat transfer extremely well.

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