Replastering Walls to Prevent Common Problems With Damp
Damp is a common problem in residential properties. It’s often caused by things such as leaks, condensation or inadequate ventilation, and it can damage the structural integrity of the property. Commonly, dampness will manifest as visible water stains on walls and ceilings. You may notice a musty smell, peeling wallpaper or the growth of mould too. It’s crucially important to ensure you address damp problems and this is essential to maintain a safe and comfortable living environment for your family.
Here at Kenwood PLC, we offer damp proofing services to help homeowners and installing a damp proof course within your damp walls can help to provide protection. To ensure damp doesn’t reoccur and you don’t experience any other issues, specialist replastering is key. Our experts can replaster your damp walls, ensuring your property is left suitably rendered, and you can have peace of mind that your family will be living in a healthy home.
If you’re experiencing damp problems and want to find out more about how replastering can benefit your home, keep reading today. Below we have explored how the right type of plaster can help to protect your home and your family.
The Role of Replastering in Preventing Damp
Replastering plays a crucial role in preventing damp from reoccurring and it’s key to creating a flawless finish that can be decorated. When your home has rising damp, soluble salts can get into your brickwork and wall plaster. These salts are hygroscopic which means they absorb water and they will continue to attract the everyday moisture in your home, preventing your damp walls from being able to dry out effectively.
Removing your existing plaster and replacing it with a salt retardant render will help you to avoid future problems with damp in your walls. The fresh layer of plaster will provide you with a smooth and even surface that’s ready for decoration. Not to mention, you will have the dry internal finish you need to paint or wallpaper, and you won’t have to worry about the impact of soluble salts on your walls. The fresh plaster can help to prevent water from seeping into the walls and causing lots of damage to the structure of your home.
Replastering Materials and Techniques
Replastering involves carefully removing the old plaster and applying a new layer to the affected walls. Modern materials and techniques can help to enhance moisture resistance and ensure durability and long-lasting protection against dampness. Most types of renders that are commonly used in building and renovation projects to plaster a room won’t be suitable when you’re trying to prevent dampness. It’s key to ensure you’re applying a plaster that is specifically designed for replastering walls that have been affected by damp.
Our team at Kenwood PLC use a Premix Waterproof Rendering System for plastering jobs. This type of plaster is made with high-performance waterproofing additives and it also contains polypropylene fibres to reduce shrinkage. To ensure our plaster is of the highest quality, it is weighed and mixed using a computer-controlled system and our operatives never hand mix the plaster on-site. This way, we can guarantee the perfect render every time.
To ensure the plastering job is completed to the highest standard, we have a dedicated team of professional plasters. We never outsource plastering jobs following a damp proofing course and by completing the whole job in-house, we ensure quality control at all stages. The highly technical way we create and install our plastering solutions makes us stand out from the crowd.
A Cost-Effective Way to Keep Your Home Damp-Free
There are lots of different ways you can reduce the likelihood of damp, such as improving ventilation to reduce moisture levels by installing extractor fans. However, damp proofing courses and replastering walls can be more effective than other short-term solutions. The average cost of plastering can differ quite significantly depending on several factors. Typically, the thickness of the existing plaster will have a big impact on the quotes you’re provided.
However, at Kenwood PLC, we provide fixed prices for plastering a wall. We don’t believe in unexpected additional charges for walls thicker than 25mm and we keep our replastering costs very competitive. We can provide you with a cost-effective way to ensure your home is a healthy environment for your family to live in.
Find Out More About Replastering a Damp Wall
Replastering your walls is a proactive and effective solution to prevent and alleviate the common problems associated with damp homes. By removing old plaster and creating a moisture-resistant barrier with a Premix Waterproof Rendering System, replastering can provide you with a long-lasting solution to your damp prevention needs.
When hiring a plasterer to assist you with replastering a damp wall, contact our team at Kenwood PLC today. We will happily answer any questions you may have about our specialist replastering service and we can help you to improve your living environment.