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Observation: Exposed concrete is rough and/ or has holes in it.

Performance Standard: Holes larger than 1 inch in diameter or 1 inch in depth are unacceptable. Rough areas of exposed aggregate 16 inches square or greater are unacceptable. Corrective Measure: The remodeler will fill defects that exceed the standard with a cement, fine sand, water, and latex mixture, or a premixed compound of equal quality. The ratio of cement to fine sand should be 1:2.

Discussion: Structural properties of basements supersede the aesthetic properties since basements are not finished spaces. Bubbles and rough areas not affecting structural performance need dressing up only when they are large and obvious. For further details on repair methods