Crack repair

Having headache of cracks appearing on the interior and exterior wall, floor right at the finishing phase, just some days before your handover to the clients, and dont know what to do with them?

Having cracks appear on your wall may just be a cosmetic problem, or it could indicate a more serious, structural issue. The first step to fixing the problem is identifying the cracking nature.

Structural damage vs hairline cracks

A good indicator of structural damage is looking at how long and large the wall crack is. If it is substantial (more than 1.5 inches wide), and the crack persists even after numerous repair jobs, or you have difficulty closing your windows and doors, it might signal a structural problem. At this stage, it is best to rope in a professional to assess the situation and handle the job for you.

Non-structural cracks—hairline cracks—however, are more common in most homes and are sometimes unavoidable. They tend to surface near windows and doors and can appear due to a variety of reasons.

Identifying the cause and learning how to repair the crack properly can help you avoid similar situations in future.

Why do cracks occur on walls?

Here are a few common reasons:

  1. Contraction and expansion: The materials (paint, plaster) that make up your wall contract and expand because of fluctuations in humidity levels and temperature changes. This is usually a problem if the wall is within a room that is periodically air-conditioned or it faces the afternoon sun quite a bit. The movement of contraction and expansion can cause hairline cracks to appear.
  2. Expansion/contractioin, controll joints are not arranged, not arranged properly or even not sealed with the right sealant. A good sealant job takes time, so planaround it!
  3. Low quality paint: Inferior quality paint results in poor paint adhesion on your wall, which leads to cracks over time. In addition, using different paints for each paint coat can also cause cracks on the wall.
    There’s no way around it! Keep your paint consistent and use a high-quality product. It might hurt a little now, but it’s better than suffering for it down the road.
  4. Impatience during plasterwork: Sometimes, patience is the best way to go. Not letting cement plaster completely dry before applying paint is actually quite a common factor attributed to cracks. So put on some Netflix and chill out! It’ll be better than buying new paint to redo your walls.
  5. Poor paint job: Painting an entire house can be a huge amount of work, and it can be tempting to rush through it. But mistakes like missing out layers, or not letting previous layers completely dry can hamper your overall efforts.

We offer affordable and professional wall crack repair services for buildings in Vietnam. We are proud to own the most innovative and comprehensive crack repair solution. We are the area’s best and most knowledgeable structural repair experts, and we have a crew of trained professionals who will be able to take care of whatever kind of basement, wall crack your project has. We can take care of both interior and exterior.

Well understanding the importance of crack repair materials, we partnered with reputed manufacturers Blue Label (Thailand, under Rhinoz brand) to bring you the comprehensive innovative solution to crack issues.

Click here to learn about our past projects on crack repair.