New Jersey Plastering
Our Beautiful Plaster Restoration Work
Our gorgeous country club here at Golf Sleepy Hollow boasted some of the most stunning plaster installations in the state. Ceiling medallions and crown moldings offered a stellar backdrop for guest photos while creating an authentic, old-world look and feel not easy to replicate with modern building materials.
Because of these breathtaking details, the owners and staff here at Golf Sleepy Hollow were devastated to note cracks along the club’s ceilings and walls, the result of the structure settling and shifting along the wet soil left behind after floodwaters receded. Not wanting to replace such gorgeous detailing with drab sheetrock, we consulted with a plaster repair expert at New Jersey Plastering about the potential for restoring the plaster to its original condition.
Why We Chose to Keep Our Plaster
Considering the damage to our club’s interior and the extent of work needed to restore its plaster ceilings and walls to their original condition, some might wonder why we kept that plaster rather than replace it with drywall. After consulting with the experts at New Jersey Plastering, we realized plaster offers many advantages over sheetrock, including improved sound insulation, a vital consideration for the comfort of all our country club guests!
Plaster is also more mold resistant as the material offers no materials on which mold might feed and spread. This is especially helpful here in West Virginia, where summers are often especially humid!
Plaster also offers an old-world charm not easily duplicated by drywall! It’s important to our owners and staff that every guest here at Golf Sleepy Hollow appreciate all the details of their surroundings as well as our fine services, so we decided to keep our club’s plaster in place and invest in its original look and feel rather than tear it out in favor of cheaper drywall.
The Plaster Repair Process
Plaster ceiling crack repair is not as simple as some might think, which is why we at Golf Sleepy Hollow are grateful we found a company like New Jersey Plastering, with the experience and expertise needed for the extent of our club’s needed repairs! Plaster is not a solid material cut and installed like drywall or brick but is applied when damp, similar to concrete. Layers of plaster dry and adhere and then become solid.
Plaster is also applied over a wood back called a lath. Wood strips comprise this lath, giving plaster a solid surface on which it adheres. One reason to rely on professional plaster repair contractors is that the lath often needs repairs along with the plaster itself!
Our expert plaster repair contractors from New Jersey Plastering examined that wood lath and noted cracks and other damage caused by the building settling and shifting on soft soil after floodwaters receded. Damaged areas of the ceiling were removed, the lath was repaired, and the plaster rebuilt for a fresh, secure new ceiling!
Once new plaster was installed, our plaster repair contractors went to work replicating the intricate plaster medallions of which we’re so proud! Making precise molds allowed them to recreate those details and restore those stunning moldings, for a fresh new look that we know our guests will love.
Plaster Wall Repairs
Plaster wall repairs also involved a check of the wood lath behind damaged plaster. Once repaired, our plaster contractors from New Jersey Plastering made molds of the gorgeous crown moldings around the walls, to replace damaged sections with new plaster.
Plaster repair was only part of the process, as we soon learned. Those experts from New Jersey Plastering chose a new paint that offered an antique, old-world look we wanted to preserve for our country club. Using specialty processes, they created an authentic swirl finish for added texture and depth.
Here at Golf Sleepy Hollow, we’re proud of our course and club and of our friendly staff, working hard to accommodate your needs and ensure you enjoy your special event. We’re just as proud and appreciative of our plaster repair contractors from New Jersey Plastering, offering their skills and expertise to restore our country club to its original condition. It’s our hope that all our repairs are finished with the same precision so we can reopen soon and show off our stunning plaster surfaces once again!