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cant you use epoxy mortar!!

Kausik Dutta
EDRC, Construction Method 
Larsen & Toubro Limited ECCD
Kolkata 
Telephone 91 33 288 2601
Fax 91 33 288 1225
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Bucy" <petebucy(--nospam--at)carolina.rr.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 5:15 AM
Subject: Seawall repair


> As part of one of our renovations my company has been asked to repair a
> residential seawall. The wall is composed of 8x8x16 concrete block laid on a
> concrete footing. The structure is about twenty years old and while
> structurally sound, the lower three or four courses of block have some
> erosion from the water and sand in the water washing against the wall. The
> minor structural repairs to the block can largely be done by filling any
> damaged block with concrete and pointing up the joints.
> 
>  Depending on the cost, the client want to either just repair the erosion
> and either paint the wall with a paint that will adhere well to the block or
> possibly parge the block with a suitable material that can then be painted
> or use a material that has a color mixed with it.
> 
>  Are there any materials or techniques that you have used in the past that
> would be suitable in this situation. I have thought of possibly applying
> shotcrete to the wall. The issues that concern me the most are adhesion of
> the paint or other finishing material to the existing seawall and the
> durability of the material. The materials ability to resist wave action and
> some freezing (This job is in Charlotte, NC).
> 
>  Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> 
>  Pete
> 
> 
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