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Hi all,

I've spotted some cracks in my garage and wanted to get some advice. I've owned the house for a year and a half and I don't remember seeing the cracks when I bought the house.

There are no cracks on the outside of the house they are just on the inside of the garage which is part of the house.

The blocks make a loose / hollow sound when tapped and if I apply pressure near the cracks they move slightly.

What do you think? Should I get a structural surveyor in to check it out or leave it?

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nothing to worry about really
how old is the house
in general less than 5mm is not a problem more can be a point to note
all depends on soil type age and foundation type

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Morning big-all. The house was built in 1987.

I'll have to get the measuring tape out. The worst crack is the one near the ceiling.


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It's quite common for Thermalite blocks to suffer from shrinkage cracking as they dry out.


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stuart45 wrote:
It's quite common for Thermalite blocks to suffer from shrinkage cracking as they dry out.


Does shrinkage only happen in the first few years after the house is built though? It's about 30yrs old note and I can't remember seeing the cracks when I first moved in a year and a half ago.


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Normally the early years, although sometimes happens later on when a house is heated more than previous owners.


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