Monday, March 12, 2012

How To Overcome The Wall Cracks

Cracks on the wall there are two types, hair cracks and structural cracks.

A. Hair cracks.

Which crack width is not more than 1mm, and do not penetrate into the other wall, the cause is, defective workmanship, such as when doing the work aci, stucco is not watered, or the stucco not dry, the plaster mixture to less than perfect, it can also result from the use of paint that does not have good elasticity.


Peel all the paint, then sanded to look aci wall. Clean the walls with a damp cloth to remove dust.
Brush / apply wall sealer, using brushes or rollers, to 1 liter wall sealer to cover the wall surface of 10-14 m2.
After drying (between 2-3 hours), then the wall in wall filler in all parts of the wall which cracked by using a putty knife or scrap, after it is completely dry (drying time of 2 hours - 6 hours).
Then the walls sanded
After the walls sanded, apply again to the wall sealer.
The next stage is the painting.

2. Structural cracks

Cracks of a width of more than 2 mm, and through to the other side, fractured structure resulting from the movement of the foundation, which is due to the decrease in the carrying capacity of foundation soil is not capable of supporting the loads received by the foundation, can also be caused by a foundation or Sloof who are unable to support the load thereon because the quality of the foundation material for the manufacture or Sloof unfavorable or less perfect manner of workmanship.


Before performing the corrective action must be known before the damage was caused by what. Ie by digging the side wall is cracked, if not caused by the inability of soil to support the load received by the foundation, marked by a fault in a vertical foundation and Sloof, to prevent the foundation does not fall back, from side to side in favor of bamboo diameter 10 cm length of 100 cm by means hammered. The next step is demolished in foundation repair cracks, preferably after unloaded when going to replace the concrete foundation stones of the use of glue (or Calbond Stirobond), to repair Sloof, betel approximately 50 cm at the location of the crack, then add the reinforcement diameter 10 cm, while re doing the casting, you should use a glue before casted concrete. Plaster wall repair by 5 cm wide at the location of the crack, before re-plastered, glue with concrete glue.

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bethanylaker said...

thanks for the tips on how would i overcome this kind of problems. i am having a hard time also specially i am still checking my apartment if their are still leakage

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