FRIDAY — Prep the surfaces
The tedious task of busting out all the crumbling, broken and even rotting (it gets black and slimey) cement, making sure entire damaged area is removed. This turned a 1′ x 1 1/2′ gouge into a 4′ x 4′ gaping wound.
Because the cement is squeezed through layers of wire meshing and rebar, it is a tangled mess, involving lots of banging and clipping and banging and clipping…. Damon sent me a picture message of his progress this day, I actually gasped in shock and excitement at how much work he had done: