DO I PLASTER BEFORE INSTALLING STONES AND BRICKS ?
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DO YOU NEED TO PLASTER THE WALL BEFORE STONES AND BRICKS INSTALLATION ?We at Farad Contractors Nigeria are compelled to react to this question because of the numerous entries we receive from our client's on it.
The answer to this is Yes and No. During building construction, many things could go wrong, these are not usually deliberate but mostly normal natural occurrences. A carpenter on site may inadvertently misjudge the finishing flush of the casting board which will ultimately yield an uneven surface between the block work of the wall and the casting beams or pillars that were supposed to flush with the block wall. Even when the carpentry boards are formed well to flush with the block work, the carpentry braces may slightly shift during concrete pouring and casting thus also resulting to uneven finished flushing between the casted surfaces and block wall.
As a home builder ,you can assess the portions of the wall where you want our bricks or stones to be installed, then determine if you need to rough plaster the walls to get an even surface for the brick work or any of our site installers can also visit your site to know if you need to rough plaster.In the event of a level wall, then you don't need to plaster your wall before the stone or brick installation to save cost.
Also some stones like the cobble stone is more forgiving than the others when it comes to installing on uneven walls, this is because cobble stone comes with this jagged,rugged superficial that even if the finished stone work appears jagged, the character of the cobble stone makes everything look like deliberate effort, of course this correctional property of the cobble stone has a limit to the extent of the uneven wall it can work for.
Therefore,even though stones and bricks bond better on bare walls ,it may be required of you as our client to rough plaster your walls to get even surfaces before we install our products on the wall.