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What to do if you spot a crack in your home’s exterior

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The most unwelcome of house guests, cracked render is only ever greeted with a grimace. As with any other failing fixture in your home, it doesn’t take all that much for a great deal of anxiety about the sure-to-be costly solution to the problem to creep in. It doesn’t help that a crack in your home’s exterior seems like as major a problem as you are likely to encounter; it is literally a hole in your home’s defenses.  

Panicking, ill-advised on the matter and desperate for a short-term fix, it is far too easy to fall into the trap of paying an exorbitant sum for an ultimately unhelpful stopgap solution. At All Weather Coating, our twenty years’ experience repairing external rendered walls have allowed us to perfect a definitive response that will not only repair the affected area, but keep it from returning for a minimum of 25 years. To guide you through this process, from the initial shock of spotting cracked render, right through to the paint drying on your new, glossy, reinforced exterior, we have put together this guide to repairing cracked render walls.

Once you have successfully identified a crack in your home’s exterior render, there isn’t much time to spare. Left unattended, an insignificant looking tear in your exterior wall can quite quickly escalate into a more serious structural flaw. Even a tiny crack can allow water to seep into your home, which can cause thousands of pounds worth of damage to your home – damp can be absolutely devastating. And once water has been granted access, you can’t exactly ask it to politely leave, the damage is already done. All of these issues stem from the cracked render, which hopefully demonstrates the importance of acting as quickly as possible.

You can contact us by phone, email or through the contact form on our website, whichever you prefer. From there, we can organise a date for our team to visit your home, hear your concerns and fully assess the affected area. Mapping the presence of any flaws in your home’s exterior allows us to formulate a detailed plan of the work to be done. Upon your approval, work can begin.

Prior to work on the affected area commencing in full, the rest of your home has to be covered. With windows, doors and all other at-risk areas suitably outfitted in protective paper and tape, the team can then start repairing cracks in external rendered walls. A combination of special bonding primers, sand and cement account for larger cracks while epoxy resin is used to fill smaller ones.

Exterior wall rendering repair work having been completed, the area is then thoroughly cleaned. Grime, moss, algae and flaking paint are removed using a wire brush, leaving a paint-ready surface behind. With a pump that allows its wielder to meticulously control the ratio of air to the weatherproof coating applied to a surface, a member of our team will coat your home’s exterior in wall coatings of your preferred texture and colour.

The experience of our staff, the sophistication of our equipment and the quality of our wall coatings all combine to distinguish our own service from that of our competitors. If you are in need of house rendering in London, All Weather Coating is the only choice.