Safe and Effective Precast Masonry Repair
Leading Commercial Precast Concrete Restoration
While concrete is usually poured and cured on site, there is one exception: precast concrete. It is not uncommon for certain ornamental masonry elements to be precast into a specific shape, such as a beam or a post, to add architectural detail to a building. The product is cast into its desired form, given time to harden and cure, and then stripped from the form and moved to the job site. Sometimes that precast concrete is given a natural stone, brick, or terra cotta veneer. Other precast masonry elements might include steps, panels, and retaining walls. We also see precast concrete used in many low- to mid-rise buildings like hotels and apartments.
As with any type of masonry, precast masonry is susceptible to aesthetic defects due to age and weather. You might notice small chips or fine cracks, discoloration, and signs of efflorescence when you are up close to the surface of the material. While these small defects might not be noticeable from a distance, more complex issues can develop. For example, large cracks or spalls must be addressed to protect your building’s structural integrity. The team at Cleveland Building Restoration is skilled at the art of repairing and restoring precast materials.