Terrazo Question

Discussion in 'Bricks, Masonry and Concrete' started by kwmainer, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Sep 3, 2009 #1

    kwmainer

    kwmainer

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    hum... quick question...

    when one replaces cast iron plumbing in a house renovation, code requires that the old stuff be dug up. That means that 1.5 foot trenches are dug across the foundation/floor of your home. Usually, the GC fills it back with regular concrete after the inspection.

    Question: Is there any reason why the terazzo couldn't be patched with terazzo? Or, what about patching it with concrete, then layering the entire slap with fresh terrazo?

    My husband and I love our downstairs terrazo. But any renovations will destroy it... if we were to renovate down to the slab and maybe one wall still standing...
     
  2. Sep 3, 2009 #2

    glennjanie

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    Hello Kim:
    You may be able to contact a terazzo company at your Florida home and ask them what to do.
    It is impossible to match the existing terazzo and I wouldn't think a new coat of it would bond very well over the sealer. Your earlier idea about mixing hardwoods may have some application with the terazzo.
    Terazzo is beautiful and I don't blame you for not wanting to loose it.
    Glenn
     

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