WHAT ARE THE DEFECTS FOUND IN PLASTER WORK?

Blistering

The development of one or more local swellings on the finished plaster surface.

Blistering
Blistering

Cracking

The development of one or more fissures not assignable to structural cause.

Cracking
Cracking

Crazing

The development of a series of hair cracks on the finished plaster surface. Known as ‘map crazing’, when it forms a haphazard pattern over the wall surface affected.

Crazing
Crazing

Efflorescence

A deposit of soluble salts on the surface of the plaster or background.

Efflorescence
Efflorescence

Flading

The scaling away of patches of plaster surface due to lack or loss of adhesion with the previous coat.

Grinning

The appearance on the surface of the plaster of the pattern of joints or similar breaks in the continuity of the surface characteristics of the background.

Grinning
Grinning

Peeling

The removal of substantial areas of plaster work from the background.

Peeling
Peeling

Popping or Blowing

The appearance on the surface of the plaster of conical hollows (pops or blows) in the backing and/or finishing coats.

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