07/07/2021 by Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
Plastering: Why Is It Needed?
Plaster is among the widely used construction materials today. It comes in different types and finishes. But what makes plaster so popular and why is it used everywhere?
You see, cracks can damage the walls and ceilings of a house. These cracks usually happen due to thermal movements, foundation movements, chemical reactions, settlements, shrinkage, and elastic deformations, among others, in buildings. This is where plastering comes into play.
In this post, let’s go over the importance of plastering and why it is done. Read on.
What is plastering and why is it done?
The process in which layers of plaster mortars are used to cover the exposed and cracked surfaces of brick walls is called plastering. It is a crucial step to build a strong base for any construction works. This process also offers a ton of benefits, in terms of its aesthetic and decorative appeal.
It is usually done because of the following:
⦁ Since both bricks and blocks absorb water from outside, plastering can help prevent water ingress into blockwork or brickwork. Most stonework is left un-plastered because of this.
⦁ In the case of walls, plastering is needed to make up the issues in underlying blockwork and brickwork, including diagonal-outs, plumb-outs, etc.
⦁ As for ceilings, plastering makes up for the undulations caused by casting concrete. The same thing also applies to RCC walls.
⦁ It helps prepare a proper base (putty application, wallpaper application, paint application, etc.) for further painting works.
A building plastered from inside but left bare outside can highly benefit from external plastering. If your house or commercial property has not been plastered on the outside yet, it is best to let professional plasterers plaster the outside to add an extra layer of protection.
What are the top benefits of using plaster walls?
As they are lighter and less thick than traditional masonry walls, plasterboards and drywalls are the preferred choices compared to conventional, internal seals. They are bolted into galvanized steel structures. This plastering method is popular in civil construction, especially in residential and commercial areas.
Here are more reasons why you should consider plastering the walls in your property:
No dirt and easier to do niches
Making niches on the walls is made easy with plasterboards and drywalls. Many homebuilders prefer using gypsum boards as their perforations are not noisy, making it easy to carry out the project. The walls display minimal resistance than traditional masonry and the clutter is smaller.
Thickness can be adjusted to your preference
Drywalls and plasterboards are generally much thinner than traditional masonry. With the use of these materials, there is subtler division in houses, compared to when large walls are used to divide the space in a property.
Be informed that these materials also allow you to create thick walls. You can achieve thick walls by connecting two plates and leaving a space in half, or accumulating several plates. So, whether you want thinner or thicker walls, that’s no problem when you go for drywalls and plasterboards.
Improves the appearance of premises
When you plaster your premises’ walls, you can improve them aesthetically. As you can imagine, plaster can be shaped or sculpted into different patterns. It can also be painted however you like once it has all dried.
You can help your business in two ways if you choose to plaster your walls and make your premises more aesthetically pleasing. For one, improving the appearance of your premises also improves your employees’ mood. This increases productivity in the workplace.
It also encourages customers and clients to spend more time on your premises. This increases the chance of them investing in your products or services.
Strengthens your walls
If we talk about structural integrity, there is no doubt that plastered walls are much stronger than non-plastered ones. When you get your commercial property’s walls plastered, this prolongs their lifespan. You can be sure that they last for years with minimal maintenance.
Not to mention, you can avoid the costs of repairing and maintaining walls. This saves you a substantial amount of money and frees up revenue for other aspects of your business. Of course, plastering your walls will require an initial investment, but this will offset the expensive costs of repair and maintenance.
Strengthen Your Property’s Walls Today
Whether you own a residential property or commercial building, strengthen your premises’ walls and improve its appearance through plastering. Here at Paul Atkins Plastering, our team can help you achieve aesthetic and sturdy walls in your property. Don’t hesitate to get in touch about your plastering project.