Placing heavy objects on the floor or walls may end up breaking or destroying them. Also, old floors and walls are usually subject to easy destruction. This makes floor and wall fixing tasks to be common among many home owners.
How can you fix a Broken Floor and Teary Walls?
As a simple replacement task, you may not need to hire a contractor. Instead, you can consider doing it by yourself. However, you need to follow certain guidelines and procedures in order to make the task successful. The following are some guidelines for you:
1. Chisel out the Grout and Adhesive
After breakage and tearing, floors and walls contain grout and adhesive parts. These parts should be removed using chisel. This process is done in the preparation of the replacement of the broken and torn parts.
2. Shape up the Part to be Repaired
Shaping the part to be repaired makes the fixing process easy. This may be done using a chisel and a hammer. You may prefer making shapes such as squares and rectangles on the part to be replaced. This makes the replacement materials to easily fit in the parts being repaired.
3. Set the Replacement Materials
These include sand, ballast, cement, and water. The materials should be of the right quantity to serve the parts to be repaired. Ensure that the materials are from quality dealers in order to prevent a short lifespan after fixation process.
4. Mix the Ingredients to Make Concrete
If you consider conducting the mixing inside the house, you may use a wheelbarrow to hold the materials as you mix them. If you consider doing it from outside, you may do it on the ground before later carrying the mixed concrete to the house. The concrete should be thoroughly mixed in order to ensure that the materials spread out completely.
5. Fill the Concrete in the Part to be Repaired
After preparing the concrete, you may now fill it in the part that you intended to repair. Fill the concrete using the concrete filler. Ensure that the concrete takes the initial level of the floor or the wall.
6. Add Red-oxide or Plaster
Red-oxide added with cement should be applied on the floor after replacement. For the walls, you may apply plastering in order to make it smoother. You may use the steel plastering trowel to add the red-oxide and the plaster on the floors and walls respectively.
7. Water Regularly during the Drying Process
Watering the fixed parts of the walls or floor is highly recommended and advisable. It ensures that they dry effectively and completely. At the same time, it helps in unifying the replacement parts with the previous wall. This prevents cases of cracks and collapsing in future.
Fixing broken walls and teary walls is an essential task that brings back the appeal and attractiveness of a home. You should consider applying the previous styles and designs while fixing the broken and teary parts. Also, you may shift to new styles in order to cover up the fixed parts. Preferably, you may install tiles on the walls or on the floor after fixing the work out parts.