Our office undertakes the architectural and possible structural study of the damage and in collaboration with the owner we decide the extent of repair. Today there is a wide variety of plaster coatings in the market of natural or synthetic materials. Synthetic material has the property of being waterproof and water-repellent. These plaster coatings come colored, avoiding painting. Their use makes the repair quick without causing major disturbance and damage to property or neighboring buildings.
The application of these coatings across the facades of the building in conjunction with the application of architectural projections around the outer window and door frames by horizontal and vertical lines, renovates completely the building, giving it a new look, increasing its value. If scaffolding is unavoidable, a building permit is required.
A common problem as time goes by is that moisture passes from the outside of the building to the inside through micro cracks generated by earthquakes or contractions and expansions due to temperature variations. That results to corrosion of steel reinforcement by peeling off concrete pieces due to expansion of steel upon corrosion. Steel expands up to ten times in volume upon corrosion chipping off the surrounding concrete. Apart from the aesthetic side, the building begins to deteriorate.
Our consulting office briefs the owner about the repair techniques and material available before undertaking any act repairing the exterior plaster coating.