Matter Of Plaster

Matter Of Plaster

Don’t dampen the joys of a new home

Home is much more than a mere dwelling place or a permanent address. When people choose a new home, it is only a milestone they reach after a long process of thinking, arranging finances, scanning and screening through endless properties, shortlisting and then finalizing one after multiple deliberations.

This home symbolizes an anchor, a sacred haven for the family. And signing the documents and taking possession is only the first step. The family invests time, money and resources to make it their dream home. They work on the interiors and furniture and move in at an auspicious time. However, their first monsoon in the new house, and as the rains reach the peak, the horror of damp walls and leakages surface. The disappointment and anger is justified and the family questions the construction quality.

Now we see other side of this story. Most developers put in a seemingly smart plan, smart design and follow the rules and construction guidelines to the T. They use the right material, right techniques, that almost everyone follows and yet incidences like these create a loophole in the system and affect the brand name.

The most apparent reason for this situation is that the construction industry has not advanced technically. We have all the new machines and new people; however, the processes remained the same.

Solution:

PLASTER is the most important character in this whole scene. Most important and yet the correct method plastering is not adopted by all.

Using river sand helps achieve a smoother texture and it demands less water. The moisture trapped in the sand helps in binding and is good for the concrete. Also, the 53-grade cement can sometimes cause crack that appear due to shrinkage. Hence better to be avoided.

The fiberglass mesh helps to reinforce the external and internal plasters. This mesh is a versatile product and adheres to most surfaces. It effectively seals and strengthens the plaster.

Plastering is one of the most ancient processes used in building techniques. However, new times and new structures demand that we evolve the entire approach to the process in order create strong

and sustainable structures. Let the plaster not dampen the spirit of monsoon in a new home…

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