We build houses with different types of materials, but primarily it’s a combination of bricks, concrete blocks, and timber on a solid foundation. Some houses are made from natural stones. No matter what your house is made of, repairing a wall requires a lot of expertise and professionalism. This along with the use of correct procedure is necessary to properly fix a wall. First, you need to understand the type of wall that you want to repair. Below we have outlined some common types of of walls.

  • Solid Walls 

The first and most important thing when it comes to repairing a wall is knowing what tools and materials you need. Make sure you use the correct glues and adhesives to make your life easier when fixing walls or for other similar projects. The external walls of a house are all load-bearing, meaning they support the weight of the roof, floors, and internal walls. Most walls are made from solid concrete blocks. While this type of wall gives good sound insulation, it doesn’t retain heat efficiently.

  • External Cavity Walls

Most houses are constructed with a cavity in their centre. These types of walls feature a concrete brick construction, timber framing, or both.

  • Internal Walls

There are two types of internal walls in a house, party and partition walls. Party walls are shared walls between detached or semi-detached houses. Partition walls divide the floor space inside a property into rooms.

Important Things to Note When Repairing a Wall

Now that you know what type of wall you’re dealing with, there are other factors you might also need to consider before repairing a house wall. To avoid causing further damages or cracks in the wall, you need to be careful and take your time during the repair.

  • Gear for Repairing

When repairing a wall, it is very important to ensure you are wearing the right gear. Correct clothing and shoes will help you avoid any possible injuries that may occur during the repair.

  • Analyse the Fault

Before you repair a wall, it’s crucial to understand the extent of the damage you want to fix. It’s a good idea to try and look for the cause in order to avoid running into the same problem again. This will also give you an idea of how much work is required. The size of the area to be repaired will also determine if any structural alterationis are required. The greater the damage, the higher the need for a structural alteration.

  • Highlight Hidden Wall Flaws

Minor flaws in a wall are often hard to spot. You should find and mark any imperfections on the wall using a pencil. Do this by utilising natural sunlight or closing the curtains and using trouble lighting.

  • Understand the Requirements Needed

It is crucial to understand the requirements needed and have them properly outlined before you start your repair. Original buildings have different codes and construction styles which often need to be followed, so it is necessary to understand the house or building you want to repair. You can access some of this information on the internet.

  • Hire a Licensed Contractor

Most contractors are not registered and don’t have a license to repair some type of houses. Hiring an individual that is not qualified may lead to even further damage, which could end up being catastrophic. Just like you would be careful when hiring a roof restoration contractor, take caution too when getting one to repair your wall.

  • The Cost of Repairing a House Wall

The cost of repairing a house wall will vary depending on how much damage there is,the cause of the damage, and the cost of materials needed. If the damage is due to mold, the average remediation can cost a couple of thousand dollars, but in reality, it depends on the size of the house. We always recommend repairing minor damages when they appear, as if these are left untreated for a long period of time,it may lead to deeper damage and an enormous cost of repair.

Contractor charges need to be considered too. Other costs, such as applying adhesives or outing down padding also need to be kept in mind. After finishing the repair, you will want to paint your wall so it remains uniform with the rest of the walls. It might also be a good idea to fix nail pops on the wall, seal torn papers, and tape and fill damaged corners at this point.

Important Note

Even if it is easy to transform an old house, it is essential to take all of the above considerations into account when it comes to repairing a house wall. It is also vital to consult different professionals or contractors so that you can determine the exact cost needed to repair the damage. If you want to fix the wall yourself, don’t forget to wear protective gear and use the right tools and materials.