Plaster wall bubbling

maylenewOctober 25, 2011

We are in the midst of a major addition to an existing older home. We are noticing that on a few of the exterior walls of the existing house, they are covered with bubbles under the paint. I assume this is due to moisture being trapped by the old plaster (There was some rain right after we ripped off all the eaves). The builder doesn't seem too worried about it, but I'm not sure. It may be the thinking that "once the moisture is gone the bubbles will get sucked back in," I'm not buying, since it's not happening! I'm afraid I'm looking at replastering a bunch of walls that I had no intention of touching at this point. I'd love some feedback.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

"There was some rain right after we ripped off all the eaves"

Water and plaster are a BAD combination.

I hope the GC has insurance.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2011 at 10:20AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
HydroShield Sealant?
I have some granite that is failing to maintain stain...
Need help with shower tiles! Ceramic?
Please help me identify the preexisting tile in my...
Sidewalk crack
Any way to fill/hide this crack? I could cut slot wider....
Help - how do I fix this tippy fence - did a dumb thing
Am building a 6 foot wood privacy fence (L shape) from...
Pouring a new driveway
Hello everyone, first time poster. I'm ready to sign...
Sponsored Products
BAZZ Series 606 6 3/8 in. Black Recessed Optional Plaster Frame PF606
$4.50 | Home Depot
Levolor Vinyl Vertical Blinds: S-Curved Plaza & Tactics
LumenArt | AWL.13.2 Wall Sconce
$160.00 | YLighting
Maison Aubergine Rectangular: 5 ft. 3 in. x 8 ft. Rug
$799.00 | Bellacor
5 in. New Construction Shallow IC Airtight Re
Pot O' Gold D├ęcor
$8.99 | zulily
Premier Corner Pot Rack - PR7B-HS
$159.99 | Hayneedle
Orange Blaze Glass Bowl
$795.00 | Horchow
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™