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Brush Coating On Above Grade Poured Concrete Foundation Wall Is Falling Off

Article Number

1.15

Condition

BRUSH COATING ON ABOVE GRADE POURED CONCRETE FOUNDATION WALL IS FALLING OFF

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Performance/Condition:Hairline cracks are normal in brush coated surfaces; brush coating that is separating from the concrete foundation is not acceptable.

Warranty

One-Year. Work and Materials. · Cracks resulting from normal shrinkage of materials due to normal drying after construction are not covered by the statutory warranty.

Action

Brush coating not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

Brush coating is not an OBC requirement and absence of brush coating is not a warranted issue. Brush coating is a concrete slurry sometimes applied over poured concrete foundation walls to provide a more uniform finish. Some variation in the colour or texture is acceptable. For surface finishes of exposed cast-in-place concrete foundation wall refer to 1.10. See Also: 1.8 PARGING (NOT BRUSH COATING) IS FALLING OFF ABOVE GRADE

    

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