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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 3:19 pm 
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I have uncovered a nasty crack in an inside wall in my house. What would be the best way to repair it?

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Are there equivalent cracks in the outer skin?

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No nothing i can see.


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as above.

can you do photos showing the outside and the whole of that corner floor to ceiling including the whole w/frame?
whats the partition for?
was any wall removed?
is the head lintel over the window metal or wood?is it level same with the window board?
what floor is that eg gf or first floor?
is the wall solid or cavity?any render on the outside?
can you can hack off much more of the material surrounding the crack.

the odds are that its a thermal movement crack but cant be sure.


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can you do photos showing the outside and the whole of that corner floor to ceiling including the whole w/frame?
Cant see outside wall as it has Tudor effect cladding over it.
whats the partition for?
The partition is for the bedroom wall. Just insulated and re-boarded but not relocated
was any wall removed?
No wall removed
is the head lintel over the window metal or wood?is it level same with the window board?
it is a concrete lintel and is level with window board
what floor is that eg gf or first floor?
its the first floor(i.e. upstairs)
is the wall solid or cavity?any render on the outside?
Wall is cavity. Mock tudor on outside
can you can hack off much more of the material surrounding the crack.
I am going to hack some more off tomorrow so will post a picture.

Thanks for help


the odds are that its a thermal movement crack but cant be sure.


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I have hacked off some more plaster to reveal the whole crack. It stops at the floor.


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the new photo shows a strange ring shape in the central upper block,what is it.
to the upper right a block seems to be missing and the space filled with mortar.
a photo of the outside would still help?
is there a window directly below?have you looked at the area in the ground floor wallbelow and at the ceiling belowfor any bumps or ripples?
the mortar near th crack seems recent but again difficult to tell.theres no other signs of repair work that i can see.
the mortar seems low on cement

i still dont think the cracks anything serious


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the new photo shows a strange ring shape in the central upper block,what is it.
The ring is attached to the window sill. Its a strange way of fixing the sill in place because its difficult to get a fixing in the thermalite.

is there a window directly below?have you looked at the area in the ground floor wallbelow and at the ceiling belowfor any bumps or ripples?
The front door is directly below so it could be that the vibration from the door closing for many years has contributed to the crack.

Do you think just filling the crack and putting some expanded metal across it before replastering is a good option?


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yeah. do that.



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