Contractor Talk - Professional Construction and Remodeling Forum banner

1 - 20 of 39 Posts

·
Have Trowel, Do travel
Joined
·
909 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have been contacted to restore this ramp which is pretty degraded.
will have an Engineer take a look just in case, but it looks structurally sound.
$8 g's should be more than enough, not sure how to tackle yet though
simonetta1.jpg

simonetta2.jpg

simonetta3.jpg

simonetta4.jpg
 
  • Like
Reactions: hdavis

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,745 Posts
Too steep to ever get a permit w/o a variance here.

Grind off 2"-3" and redeck with Portland concrete? For 8 K?
 

·
Have Trowel, Do travel
Joined
·
909 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
i was figuring to pressure clean the fragile, then anti rust on the rebar, then a bi-componente concrete plastered on with a steel mesh secured.
Maybe using mapegrout BN.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
27,604 Posts
I like to think that I am the guy who likes to fix things that everybody else says to tear down. But I would tear that down. Lol
 

·
Have Trowel, Do travel
Joined
·
909 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
the ramp is structurally sound, and I can heal it, I even drove my truck up it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,977 Posts
the ramp is structurally sound, and I can heal it, I even drove my truck up it.
I know you're getting an engineer, good call. But umm, the fact that you drove your truck up it means nothing. If you want to keep it, your engineer will probably tell you to core it and have it tested. That concrete was not poured to code, deteriorated badly and rebar on the outside. You don't know how they poured it, they could have used salt water, too much water, it could have sat in the truck for 3 1/2 hours. An engineer isn't going to simply look at it and sign it off for you, if he did then I would get a different engineer. I'm sure you know what you're doing but I wanted to point out when you said "looks structurally sound", looking isn't an approved test method for concrete.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,350 Posts
A little caulking and some Blackjack and you're good to go. That's fugly.
 

·
Have Trowel, Do travel
Joined
·
909 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
The engineer gave the OK, "It was overbuilt" back 25yrs. ago, so she said,
She took a few samples at the base and piers that even degraded as it is, is still in spec.
as i figured.
The rebar, even after decades of exposure to the elements, is still within its original diameter, which she attributes to better rebar back in the day, to check the hardness of the concrete, she used a cool tool, "a Schmidt hammer".
I gotta get one

Now to find the time to "make it pretty"
schmidt_N.jpg
 

·
Have Trowel, Do travel
Joined
·
909 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
making new is easy,
restoration is an art.
The ramp is structurally sound so why demolish?
started fixing the terraces today
before picts.
DSCN0309.jpg

DSCN0310.jpg
 

·
Have Trowel, Do travel
Joined
·
909 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
I decided to go with Mapei mapefur for the rebar, then fill with Planitop 23
 

·
Have Trowel, Do travel
Joined
·
909 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
First step , clean all the ruined concrete and pressure wash, then apply rust inhibitor
DSCN0315.JPG
next apply bi-componente concrete repair mortar with fiber mesh
DSCN0314.JPG
 

·
Renaissance Man
Joined
·
6,818 Posts
The engineer gave the OK, "It was overbuilt" back 25yrs. ago, so she said,
She took a few samples at the base and piers that even degraded as it is, is still in spec.
as i figured.
The rebar, even after decades of exposure to the elements, is still within its original diameter, which she attributes to better rebar back in the day, to check the hardness of the concrete, she used a cool tool, "a Schmidt hammer".
I gotta get one

Now to find the time to "make it pretty"
View attachment 108939
Those rebound hammers are cool and a bit pricey as well,...for those who wish to know more, I found a video that helps explain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZOuJ7L5ojI

Btw Dog, I bet you get good pricing on Mapei giving your geography? Why choose 23 over X? just curious if feel it's better.

Anyway, looks like your busy at work which is a cool thing given we've been stuck in snow and cold since early Dec. :mad:

Anyway, keep us posted, I wanna see that turd when you finish :laughing:
 
1 - 20 of 39 Posts
Top