FIELD GUIDE TO CONCRETE REPAIR APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Vertical and Overhead Spall Repair by Hand Application
One of the most common application methods for repairing concrete is by hand troweling mortars. This method can be used to repair spalled or deteriorated concrete (Fig. 1) or to resurface vertical, overhead, and horizontal concrete surfaces. Applying repair materials by hand does not require significant equipment and is ideal for shallow surface repairs, especially in areas with limited or difficult access. While both portland cement-based and resin-based repair mortars have been used for trowel-applied vertical and overhead repairs, this field guide focuses on the application of portland cement-based repair materials.
Author: ACI Committee E706
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