Cracks, holes, bulges and detachment from the laths are some of the common problems with plaster installations.
These problems can emerge during the progressing plaster job or later in the succeeding years. Though these problems can be easily repaired, addressing the causes of plaster failure can save the plaster from further damage and can be very helpful in preventing such problems to reoccur.
1. Structural Failure
- Overloading. Load-bearing walls are prone to stress cracks. The stress imposed on beams, joists and studs might be greater than expected. This can be caused by renovations in some areas of house (e.g. cutting-in a door or window) wherein installation of additional load-bearing support was not considered resulting in additional stress directed to the walls.