Plaster, like concrete, happens to be a very important material that is needed when we are constructing anything, be it a home or a commercial building. Plaster is used for both the interior and exterior of buildings and it makes for a great finish. However, plaster tends to wear out too over time and will display signs that it needs repairs. So if you need help recognizing when it is time to start repairing your plastered walls, you can keep on reading below:
Cracks along the surface of the plastic is a common occurrence. You will see small cracks, hexagonal cracks, or even cracks that seem to form a single large line. Your concrete starts showing cracks usually after wear and tear, and direct physical trauma. Small localized cracks can easily be fixed with some putty, however, if you have cracks going through different ends of your plaster, you might require some more extensive work.
You will notice soft plaster soon after everything is complete. Soft plaster, like the name, suggests refers to when your plaster feels soft-to-the-touch even after drying completely. You will have to deal with soft plaster if they used the incorrect cement ratio and end up diluting it instead. So if you notice that you have a soft plaster issue, you need to get it repaired.
Bubbling on your plaster is a natural response to water damage. If you have plaster that is bubbling and appears to be bloated and stretching outwards then that means that the area has been exposed to water. You will need to make sure that the source of the water exposure is dealt with, and then depending on the extent of the bubbling get the entire panel removed, dried, fixed, and then put back in place.