Crack repairs

Crack Repairs need to be carried out before interior or exterior painting commences. Before damp proofing and painting, all cracks in the walls need to be opened up and repaired. There are various types of cracks, thin small cracks, known as “hairline” cracks and the larger cracks that go right through a wall which can cause great damage to the foundation. Wall cracks, according to the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC), can be classified as follows:

  • Crack width under 1mm – slight problem – normal decoration for repairing.
  • Crack between 1 and 5mm – minor issue – normal decoration for repairing.
  • Crack between 5 and 15mm – moderate problem – normal repairs/minor masonry replacement required.
  • Crack between 15 and 25mm – severe concern – extensive repair work/ replacing wall section required.
  • Wider than 25mm – very dangerous – major repair work/partial rebuilding required.

We can repair wall cracks by either the use of a patching compound or by re-plastering a crack and restoring it to a pristine state for existing residential homes, commercial buildings, townhouses and more. Most cracks if not repaired will start to allow water in, which will then cause damp and mould growth within the building. Don’t delay, repair your wall cracks today. For more information about our services contact Magnacoat Painters today on 082 3412707 or contact us via our website.

Hire our Professional Crack Repairs Team for your peace of mind.  

Hout Bay Painters

Crack Repairs Services


Residential & Commercial Crack Repairs
  • Body Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Offices
  • Sectional Title Units
  • Sectional Title Flats
  • Hotels
  • Churches
  • Townhouses
  • Residential Homes
We offer a wide range of services


Signs of damp include a band or tide mark which is clearly visible. Hygroscopic salt deposits e.g chlorides or nitrates on the wall, bubbling paint or damaged plaster confirm a problem exists or as existed previously. aided with an electronic moisture meter, our representative will determine the extent and causes of the damp problem. A complete and proper recommendation is only given after a thorough investigation.

Roof Cleaning & Painting

Before painting commences, repairs such as dampproofing and rust treatment are attended to. The repair process is followed by a cleaning process, where the roof or walls are cleaned with a high pressure cleaner, or steel brushes, to remove loose paint and dirt, depending on the type of surface.

Fascias & Eaves

We offer repairs to any affected fascia boards, eaves and roof structure. Fascia Boards & Eaves are often overlooked when homeowners repaint their roofs. It is important to maintain the facia boards and sustainability of your home. When exposed to severe weather, the wooden fascia’s can quickly rot as it is made of wood.

High Pressure Cleaning

One of the essential requirements for the repair/painting of your roof is a high pressure water cleaning. This will remove dirt, moss, mould, leaves and grime or any other foreign substance that may have build up over the years. High Pressure cleaning will give your roof a fresh clean look and ready for painting.