The balcony and larder are probably the easiest spaces throughout the house to convert and fix due to the smaller size that they have. When you take on renovating them you only need good quality material and a lot of imagination. Do you have an old balcony, where you usually dry clothes or a shabby storeroom where you keep used objects? It's a shame to keep them only for storage, you can turn them into spaces for relaxation or even a habitable interior. The most enjoyable mornings are those when you drink you coffee on the balcony or in your favorite armchair and grab something to read before you start the work.
But first you must do something with those old and ugly parapets, on which the concrete began to crumble. If you want to finish the job quickly and without hassle, we recommend that you try mortar reinforced with synthetic fibers, created to have compensated shrinkage and fast setting; it will help you fix very quickly the parapets on the balcony or storeroom very quickly.
This type of new mortar is the best option for repairing the deteriorated concrete areas, such as edges of pillars, beams, retaining walls, cornices and parapets on the balconies. It is also perfect for fillings, as it finishes the flaws on the surface of cast concrete elements very rapidly, for instance the voids left by spacers, casting joints etc. before painting those surfaces.
First, you need to prepare the support - i.e. the balcony parapets. That means you'll remove all the amount of deteriorated and disintegration concrete until you get a solid substrate, which must be resistant and rough. Any previous repairs that are not perfectly adherent must be removed.
Before starting the repairs, you must oversaturate the support with water, and then wait for the excess water to evaporate. The substrate must be saturated with water, but it should dry on the surface.
Then prepare the mortar, using 4.2 liters of water per 25 kg bag. In order to facilitate the formation of a uniform fine paste, use an immersion mixer or a drill equipped with a spiral mixer at low speed to avoid incorporating any air into the mixture. Avoid manual preparation of the product or at least use a spatula to press the edges of the mortar container so as to remove any clumps that might form.
Then you apply the mortar with a trowel, without a formwork, in layers between 3 to 40 millimeters thick. As soon as the mortar begun to set, dab the surface with a damp sponge.
The work will be done quickly, and you'll be able to begin the balcony arrangement, giving it the desired destination.
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