The design with exposed concrete characterizes a whole style of modern international architecture, especially in the so-called brutalism. Fair-faced concrete is not faced or plastered, but, in addition to its structural function, also serves as a predominant design element.
In the long term, however, it can happen that the constantly changing weather and other influences cause damage or severe contamination on the surface, which require special treatment. In some cases, defects or signs of use have already occurred during construction in some places, which impair the overall impression.
With various methods of concrete cosmetics such as reprofiling, structuring and retouching, such defects can usually be eliminated without any problems. Our professionals for concrete work in the MVM team are at your side to help you restore facades, ceilings, walls and floors made of concrete to a flawless appearance.
A re-profiling of exposed concrete is required in the event of substantial damage that at first glance appears to be irreparable. For example chipped areas, gravel pockets or faulty edges. The professionals for concrete cosmetics at MVM then start processing with special powders and mortars. Depressions can be refilled and surfaces can be precisely aligned.
Since we carry out this concrete work with mineral-based materials, we ultimately achieve a durable connection with the typical feel of concrete and a homogeneous surface appearance. As a result, the defects are eliminated in such a way that the previous defects can no longer be felt or seen.
When concrete work on a new building has been completed and the formwork has been removed, it often turns out that the structure of the surface is not as desired. Wrong or no consistent formwork patterns were created, concrete noses show defects and the like.
In such cases, the specialists of MVM create a new surface structure in several steps. To do this, the surface is first smoothed by means of reprofiling. Then we create a new subsurface with a typical concrete look and, if necessary, build raised areas as concrete noses. After completing the work, you can look forward to a new formwork structure that does not look different from the original concreting.
Retouching is an optical correction in concrete cosmetics. It removes discolouration, rust marks, spots with incorrectly colored concrete, marks from reinforcement and formlining as well as concrete protrusions that have run down. To do this, our experts in concrete work first professionally prepare the substrate before the surface is given a new look and feel. Typical concrete colors are usually preferred, although colored designs are also possible. We achieve this with finely pigmented glazes and powders, which are applied either manually or by spraying. Here, too, you end up with a perfect surface that is indistinguishable from real exposed concrete.
If you have problems with exposed concrete surfaces, the best thing to do is to arrange a viewing appointment at your location with our specialists for concrete cosmetics. After a detailed assessment of the problematic areas, we can explain the appropriate measures to you and make you a non-binding offer. Do not wait too long so that the damage does not spread further and attack the substance of the concrete in depth.
Our team in Zug and Emmen will be happy to assist you.