• By Buildfix

Structural Damage From Down Stairs Reno Fixed

Three story apartment block in Potts Point shows structural damage from downstairs renovation.


Fairly common with major renovations in milti-story buildings, cracks can appear above where walls have been removed or altered. In this case the wall directly below was removed to make way for an open plan living space. The consequence was structural damage to the apartments above.


To spread the structures load evenly, a masonry beam was created directly above where the movement had occurred. Along with the removal of damaged plaster work, cracks were exposed and filled. The wall panel was then finish with a skim-coat, ready to be painted.