The above property had cracked around the openings due to minor movement occuring in the substrate. Mendrend fissure infill was used to fill the cracks, and then a colour-matched coat of Mendrend Penetrating Acrylic was applied to the entire elevation to provide a uniform finish. Please click the thumbnail images for a larger picture. (Opens new window.)
We were called to this property as Graffiti "artists" had decided to leave their mark. Our technicians performed an on-site colour-match, and used Mendrend Penetrating Acrylic to re-colour the render and blend into the surrounding area. Please click the thumbnail images for a larger picture. (Opens new window.)
Rectification of Previous Poor Repair.
We were called to the site in the above pictures as the client had experienced cracking on a newly built property, which they had then attempted to repair by hacking out the render around the crack and then re-instating it. There are numerous sources that indicate if cracking occurs the render should be hacked away and then re-instated, but this is something we do not recommend doing with through coloured cement renders, as they tend to dry differing shades of colour depending how they've been applied so obtaining an exact colour match is near impossible. There are also the issues of the joints being usually very visible, and the re-applied render is also completely inflexible, which makes the chances of the cracking re-occuring very high. You should be able to see in the above picture that this is very evident, and in order to rectify this our technicians had to re-texture the existing render to try to minimise the visibility of any joints in the render, then apply a colour-matched coat of Mendrend Penetrating Acrylic, to stabilise the colour of the elevation and provide a uniform finish. Please click the thumbnail images for a larger picture. (Opens new window.)
Algae Infestion Removal and Prevention.
The site in the above pictures is situated on the coast and was suffering fairly heavily from algae infestion caused by the prevailing damp atmospheric conditions. The walls were treated with algae cleaner first to kill the organisms present then a preventative coat of Mendrend was applied which will help as water will now be unable to penetrate the porous render whilst the walls will still be allowed to breathe. Algae thrives in damp conditions, so if sitting water is prevented it can help this kind of issue from re-occurring substantially. Please click the thumbnail images for a larger picture. (Opens a new window.)