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02-10-2013, 18:22   #1
 
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Plasterer mixed autumn leaves in the mix

The plasterer when plastering the house mixed autumn leaves with the mix,
Now they are showing in the dry wall as a dark shapes, all over the house wall,
Not to mention the ones you cannot see in the wall,
Is this a problem in the long term,
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02-10-2013, 19:16   #2
 
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That's not the answer, I'm looking for mate,
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...what the hell did he do that for?

Yes it will be a problem as the inherent bond within the plaster is seriously compromised. Also as the organic matter naturally decays over time you'll be left with numerous voids and debonded plasterwork.

Again though, I'm genuinely curious as to what the hell he thought he was doing??!
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Again though, I'm genuinely curious as to what the hell he thought he was doing??!
Probably used water out of a puddle or a barrel/bucket under a downpipe or something like that.
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The plasterer seems to think it is not an issue, he said it's just one of those things, he did not mix the mixes for the house walls, his labourers mix all the mixes , they did not attempt to take out the leaves from the sand before shoveling it into the mixer.
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The sand was parked on a trailer in the yard in front of the house, their are a few trees beside the yard, the trailer was in the yard for a week uncovered, until last Friday when the plasterers arrived, and finished the plastering of the house
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Jaysus!
Plastering needs to be done with clean water and tools, this is obviously more important with "indoor" plaster, but I'd be getting him right back to redo it. they were his labourers, nothing to do with you.
has he been paid?
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The plaster is set on the wall, you would need a hammer drill to get it of the wall now or some powerful tool, he has not been paided yet, he also has the contract for the internal plaster, he is a good plasterer, we were happy with his work until this issue arised
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Is he for real, he must of noticed the leaves in the plaster the labourers were handing it to him and he was putting it on, not a hope I would be happy with the situation.
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Don't give this lad a penny or allow him to do anymore work, his laborers were too fecking lazy to shovel off the leaves, his problem not yours. You are paying to get it done right not botched like this. Make him hack down the walls and replaster.
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Is the house getting painted? If so no problem
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The plaster is set on the wall, you would need a hammer drill to get it of the wall now or some powerful tool, he has not been paided yet, he also has the contract for the internal plaster, he is a good plasterer, we were happy with his work until this issue arised
he might be good at getting plaster flat, but he is not a good plasterer.
Outside is one thing, no way would I be letting him or his lads near my internal walls.
Internal Plastering relies on the lads cleaning each bucket load and the tools thoroughly and providing perfectly clear water....it doesnt sound like your going to get that from this group.
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Is the house getting painted? If so no problem
How is it no problem, the issue is with the possible bonding issues caused by decaying leaves in the plaster. Paint wont fix that
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Is the house getting painted? If so no problem
if your plasterer offered you leaves or no leaves which would you pick and why?
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Here is the finished wall with a few hundered leaves in it
it donesnt look that bad at all.
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