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cracks in my pebble dash

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by si.d, 26 May 2007.

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  1. si.d

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    I have some cracks in the pebble dash, coming off the corners of the windows and also a horizontal crack on one corner of the house. The question is i've been appraoched by a company willing to sort the problems out and then cover the entire house in a water proof breathable paint. the company is called Pearl XPS. Not cheap. Any one ever heard of them? Should i just get a painter in to fill the cracks and paint the house?
    It's a 1930's semi 2 bed.
     
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    never do work with a company that has approached you, just paint over it all - you can fill the cracks in by mixing a bit of water with cement into a paste and fill in the cracks with it using a paint brush
     
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    dont touch it with a barge pole. get a decent decorator to sort it, if you dont want to do it yourself. A waterproof breathable paint....most paints are, so what makes theres so special?
     
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    cheers guys. I've walked away from the preditors and have spoken to decorator i know. Money saved thank you.
     
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