A Basic Guide to Render Repair for Adelaide Homeowners
Is the render on your Adelaide home walls in need of repairs?
This guide will walk you through the basics of house rendering repair. After reading this guide, you’ll be able to handle your render repair project more confidently.
So without any further ado, let’s get straight to the discussion.
Render Repair Basics
Any render repair work starts with identifying the faults (all faults) in the rendering system. Leaving an issue unaddressed can make your repairs ineffective in the long run.
Render problems typically include cracking and bulging. Both issues spell trouble for your rendered walls.
Cracks on renders are usually the result of weathering. However, sometimes, they may also be linked to movements in your home foundation.
Trapped moisture tends to be the most common cause for render bulging. This is why it’s important to seal gaps in your render system when they first appear, so that water can be stopped from entering the system.
Cracks can be easy to spot, since they are quite evident on the surface of the render. Bulged areas, on the other hand, require close visual examination, and so it can be easy to miss them during the inspection process.
In some cases, you may also need to tap a suspected bulged area to confirm its presence. Bulged areas caused by issues in the render produce a hollow sound when tapped.
Once you’ve identified the faults in your render, your next job is to hack off any cracked, loose or hollow render from your walls. This will expose the damaged areas, which then need to be dried out before starting repairs.
To repair a large damaged area on your rendered wall, recoat it with new render. If the damaged area is small, use a decorative finish for the repairs.
House Rendering – Why decorative finish?
That’s because new render does not always stick well on old render, which can make your repairs ineffective.
You must, therefore, either apply a decorative finish to patch up the damaged area on your house rendering wall, or remove and replace the existing render to repair it.
We hope you found this guide useful. As always, if you have any questions, you can reach out to us at email@example.com, and we’ll try our best to facilitate you.
Happy render repairing.
For further reading: Doing it Yourself vs. a Professional Rendering Service