Plaster finishes are common in older houses, and give a stylish and appealing look to walls and ceilings. Plaster is usually quite durable, and will last for a long time, but eventually becomes prone to damage and failure. If the plasterwork in your house is starting to look unsightly and wretched, it’s time to give it a makeover.
Warning signs that your plasterwork needs repairing
Over the course of many years, plaster can become damaged or detached from the underneath surface. Here are the warning signs to look for:
- Cracks or breakages in the plasterwork
- Holes or cavities in the plaster
- Bulging plaster
- Crumbling plaster
- Damp patches or stains on the plaster
- Loose plaster
- Discoloured plaster
- Sagging ceilings
- A hollow sound when you tap on the plaster
- Structural problems underlying the plaster
What can cause plaster damage?
Plaster damage usually doesn’t happen quickly, but occurs over time. Most types of damage are caused by external influences. Factors that may damage plasterwork include:
- Dampness and leaks
- Sharp impacts
- Structural movements of the building
- Failing plaster bond
- Failing joists
- Pest infestations
- Improper installation
- Shortcomings in the material making up the plaster (poor quality is more common in older plasterwork)
- Hanging things on walls, leading to holes
- Scratches from furniture
How can plasterwork be repaired?
Plaster repair can be a simple job or an extremely complex one, depending on the scope of the problem. Often you cannot see what’s going on behind the plaster, and whether a more specialist repair is required. Unless you’re an expert at DIY, it’s a job that’s best left to the professionals. You’ll achieve a much better outcome when the job is performed by an expert with experience and an in-depth understanding of how to get the best results.
How much do you charge for plaster repairs?
No two plaster repair projects are the same, making it difficult to give an accurate estimate of price without first knowing the details. The cost of your plaster repair will depend on:
- The extent of the damage
- The scope of the repair
- The materials necessary to carry out the plaster repair
- The age of the house and type of construction
It’s best to get in contact with us to get an accurate quote for your specific plaster repair project. Contact us here: https://pgrbuilders.com.au/contact-us/
Talk to someone about your plaster repair project
PGR Builders are the experts at plaster repair! We have considerable experience in repairing all types of plasterwork problems, from minor to major. We will assess your plaster problems and can help you retain the solidity and integrity of your plasterwork, as well as its appearance. Although based in Toowoomba, PGR Builders will travel throughout Queensland to sort out your repair problems. We regularly carry out plasterwork repairs in all parts of Toowoomba, Brisbane and South East Queensland.