Repair plaster vs replace

rahimlee54

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Apr 8, 2016
115
Asheboro NC
#1
Hi guys I have been out of the pool game over the last year since my plaster cracked from the tile line down to the bottom. I have been in contact with a contractor and repairs cost 1600 and replacement is $10.5k. I have around 3-4 major cracks and then around 6-8 lesser cracks. The cracks will cost around $1600 and the replaster is quoted at $10.5k sight unseen. The plaster is 16 years old and in pretty decent shape. Does it make sense to do the patch or the repair? I have the money to fix it but how long would the patches hold?

Any thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks
Jared
 

PoolGate

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Jun 7, 2017
2,595
Damascus, MD
#2
I would go with the total replace since you don't know the condition of the concrete under the plaster. 16 years is beyond the stated lifespan of plaster although people do get that and more.
 
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rahimlee54

Well-known member
Apr 8, 2016
115
Asheboro NC
#3
Anyway to see this without breaking up the plaster? I didn't know that was a concern. I thought gunnite was along the lines of hydraulic cement. Always alot to learn. That was a sight unseen quote I just sent the measurements over.