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2. Damage: Cracks in the wallCause: Cracks can develop in the walls for several reasons.If the mortar is not mixed in the correct proportions during the construction of a brick wall, or not cured properly, cracks may develop. Curing is the process of keeping cement hydrated by wetting so that it sets well.If the building is located on a busy road, the movement of heavy vehicles may result in vibrations which result in wall cracks on the building.All building materials have a specific lifespan. These materials tend to degrade and crack over a period of time.Solution: It is essential to go for periodic maintenance by repainting the walls after every three to five years, depending on condition of the walls. In case of any cracks, the surface should be repaired and re-plastered with cement or gypsum plaster. After this, the walls should be finished with a coat of primer and at least two coats of acrylic emulsion paint.Find a construction professional on Houzz to help you fix damaged walls
Apartment living is a great choice for many people. Whether you are a single person who travels a lot or a senior who wouldn’t feel safe in a house all alone, the right apartment can offer an easy, maintenance-free lifestyle. However, apartment dwellers, whether they rent or own their units, face safety issues unique to apartment living. Here are a few of the most important concerns and how to minimise them.