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Retaining Walls

RESTORE RETAINING WALLS

The cause is unknown for the severe damage to this retaining wall supporting the parking area at a townhome complex. Loose concrete was removed with a hammer drill and pressure washer. Rust was removed from the rebar with a wire wheel on a grinder.

Medium consistency Fusion-Crete modified mortar restored the wall perfectly.

This repair required form setting. Four inch deep ¼ inch diameter holes were drilled through the plywood forms with a masonry bit at 12 inch spacing at the feather edge of the repair. The forms were fastened by driving two 16d coated nails into the holes until the nails become jammed, and then the nails are pounded sideways. 2 x 4 lumber is used for stiffening and bracing the forms. A powered tub mixer was used to prepare the Fusion-Crete modified mortar. Form fastening nails are easily removed with a crow bar and holes filled with Fusion-Crete modified mortar.

The restoration was completed in August 2010 and remains 100% intact March 2014.

SEVERE DAMAGE TO RETAINING WALL AT BANK DRIVE THROUGH TELLER LANE

The retaining wall at this commercial property was rotted below the alleyway and parking area in several locations which required a total of 3.7 cubic yards of Fusion-Crete modified repair mortar. The restoration required form setting after prep work. High strength Portland cement sand mix was ordered from the local concrete batch plant and Fusion-Crete premix was added to the truck mixing drum at the job site to modify the mortar.

The repair was done in July 2004 and continues in excellent condition March 2014.