Repairing, Restoring and Repurposing Old Decking: Tips. Ideas and Facts
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Repairing, Restoring and Repurposing Old Decking: Tips. Ideas and Facts

A deck is a beautiful outdoor asset to your home, and the right deck can make your living space seem larger. Hi, my name is Jackie, and I am a lover of all things related to the home. I enjoy decorating, repairing, restoring, and reading about ideas and even cleaning. Thanks to the success of our family business, I am able to work from home, and as I spend so much time here, I want it to look beautiful. If you want to have a beautiful home, I want to help you as well. In this blog, I am going to focus on decks in particular. I want to talk about repairing them, restoring them and reusing their old wood in new projects. If you want ideas or inspiration, I invite you to stay, take a look and enjoy these posts.

Repairing, Restoring and Repurposing Old Decking: Tips. Ideas and Facts

Possible Causes of Ceiling Plaster Damage

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If you notice signs of damage to the ceiling plaster, you should get it fixed as soon as possible. Otherwise, the ceiling could collapse altogether if the worst were to happen, possibly causing injury and damaging home furnishings. Warning signs include cracks and dark patches on the plaster. To find out what can cause these issues, read on.

Shifting Foundations

A building needs to rest on secure foundations, as the floor, walls, and roof connections rely on stability. Sometimes, problems develop with the foundations so that the concrete base underneath the house shifts. This can cause ceiling plaster to crack as it moves out of alignment. Some minor cracks can happen due to a new building's natural settling, while others indicate more significant problems. You'll need ceiling plaster repairs. As well, an expert may need to assess the building's overall integrity.

Leaky Roof

If you notice dark patches on the ceiling plaster, moisture may be the culprit. One possible cause of water buildup is leaky roof cladding that lets the rain flow into the crawl space and onto the plaster. The ceiling plaster may become so saturated that it sags and breaks away from the timber ceiling joists that hold it in place. Of course, you'll need to determine the exact source of the moisture. Plus, the ceiling plaster will require repair or replacement, depending on the extent of the damage.

Heavy Weights

Ceiling plaster is only meant to hold things such as light fixtures and other small items. If you store heavy boxes or objects in the crawl space directly on the plaster, it can crack in response. Another cause is if workers step on the plaster rather than on the timber beams or ceiling joists that hold it up.

Thus, several possible events can cause ceiling plaster to sustain damage. Your home may have foundation issues that force the ceiling out of alignment with the walls, in which case you may notice cracks. Another possibility is a leaky roof that lets rainwater flood the ceiling plaster to form dark patches. If the plaster becomes too heavy, it can droop and sag. You should also be wary of mistakes such as storing a heavy object in the crawl space on top of the ceiling plaster. Another problem is people stepping on the plaster so that it breaks. Plaster ceiling repairs can address these issues. Plus, you may need other experts to help.