🕑 Reading time: 1 minuteRepairing of plaster walls is needed from time to time as the building ages. The most common problem with plaster walls is crumbling, water damage, cracking or pulling away from the lath behind it. Repairing process of plaster walls is presented in the following sections.
Repairing of Plaster wallsProcedures involved in repair of plaster are:
1. Identify Plaster Wall ProblemThe type of damage shall be specified prior to the commence of repairing operation. In this manner, the most suitable technique and equipment can be employed to repair the damage and best outcome could be achieved. Table 1 provide types of plaster wall problems and their causes, and Fig.1 to Fig.3 shows number of plaster wall problems that need to be repaired. Table 1 Common types of plaster wall problem and their causes
|Common types of plaster wall problem||Cause of the plaster wall problem|
|Cracks||Hairline cracks due to moisture evaporation, delaminating crack because plaster pulling away from the lath behind it, and Settlement Cracks because of building settlement.|
|Damage||activity inside the home like a collision due to moving a piece of furniture|
|Blistering||improper slaking of lime particles in the plaster|