Currently, the process of building a new house is getting faster when compared to ten years ago. Faster development provides advantages for home owners and contractors who work on it.
For the owner, the dream house built can be faster means it can be faster also to live in. As for the contractors, rapid development is very profitable because the costs incurred to pay the construction workers could be minimized.
However, the fast construction of a house should not be sacrifice the quality of the building. If the quality of the building is less good then there will be a lot of damage that incurred even though the building has not been occupied long. Choosing quality materials and applying them appropriately is one way to minimize the risk of future problems.
One of the problems that often happens if the construction of the house was done quickly is the quality of the wall is less good so that the hairline crack appeared (small cracks on the surface of the wall). Besides reducing the beauty, hairline cracks could bring water seepage on the walls which causes the wall to become moist. As a result, mold can grow in your walls and make the wall color rapidly yellowing.
Hairline cracks usually arise due to the process of plastering and skimming using regular cement that the process was less than perfect. One solution to avoid the problem of hairline crack is to use special mortar for plaster and skimming a wall.
Mr. Joni, GM Product Management PT Cipta Mortar Utama, said that there are still construction workers who do plaster and skimming using regular cement. Whereas, currently already present products MU Weber MU-200 SkimWall special for skim coating a plaster and concrete.
With special skimming mortar, the end result of the wall becomes smoother and the wall will be freed from hairline cracks. In addition, the wall that is skimmed using MU-200 SkimWall products will be faster ready to be painted, within a period just only in seven days.
Mr. Joni claimed that the MU-200 SkimWall product can save paint materials up to 33% because the resulting wall has a low porosity (small cavities on the wall) so it does not absorb paint materials. Therefore, the process of painting the walls will be faster because it does not need to be repeated many times.
The walls that use MU-200 SkimWall mortar only takes double coating when painted, while the walls with regular cement should be painted up to three layers to get the maximum color. In terms of cost, the expenses when using the product MU-200 SkimWall more efficient up to 22% when compared with regular cement.
Simulations you can see below.