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Old 06-01-2011, 09:15 AM   #1
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i need to fix up my ceiling on the balcony, it has a big chunk that fall off the edge of it . the building is quite old, what can i do and use

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Old 06-01-2011, 09:18 AM   #2
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What is the ceiling material made from? A picture might help. How big is the area that fell? Why did it fail and fall as you might want to prevent it from happening again?

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Old 06-01-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
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in most states, exterior work is the province of the condo assoc,,, we do a fair amount of condo work but NEVER for the individual unit owner - ONLY for the condo assoc.

repair method's fairly simple - 1, delineate the size of the damaged conc which will often be much larger than your broken piece; 2, sawcut the outline of the patch; 3,chip off the bad conc to find good; 4, scarify the existing conc to provide a good mechanical 'tooth' for your selected repair mortar; 5, select the right repair mtl & apply if properly; 6, cure per directions.

ps - be sure you've got rebar in the right space,,, tie it to the existing bar OR install it per icri specs,,, we like epoxy coated bar for balcony work.

pps - be sure your insurance will protect you in case any falling debris injures anyone OR damages any property.

pps - this will likely be permitted work meaning stamped engineering/architectural drawings.

ppps - you may also be required to be compliant w/ALL osha specs AND post a performance bond.

you absolutely sure you want to do this on your own ? it may be your ceiling BUT the responsibility for the repair is on the upstairs owner according to most laws,,, its HIS deck, not yours
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:07 AM   #4
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here's a place to begin - http://www.durabilityanddesign.com/n..._versionid=966
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