I am flipping a house that a previous owner smeared a bunch of concrete on a part of the basement wall. I assume they were trying to keep water from coming into the house but it didn't help. I fixed the real problem but now I'm left with this ugly concrete patch on the basement wall. I painted the wall but it still sticks out. The biggest complaint that I get from buyers is this patch. They are afraid that it is hiding something or there is a problem. It is stuck tight and I can't remove it. Any ideas what to do with this?
Skim over the entire wall. Tell buyers it was part of doing a external repair if they ask.
In the old days it used to be called sure wall. Your big box store has it in a bag back by the concrete mixes. it has short fiberglass hairs in it and used for back plastering concrete,,,,blocks,walls. Use a bonding agent first. Like Greg said do the whole wall if not ALL the inside walls. An older concrete contractor is who I would call. It looks white when done.
the first two posts are a great suggestion, just want to throw another option at you to consider, you can use a grinder with a concrete blade and use it like a sander and blend the batch into the original wall area to make the patch blend in better with the wall then use a basement paint like Drylock or a water proofing that is painted on the walls, its a little thicker then just concrete paint and will help to cover up the patched area.
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