Crack above window

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by BenJP, Feb 18, 2022.

  1. BenJP

    BenJP New Member

    2 diagonal cracks above the window of bedroom in outrigger extension part of victorian house. Lintel failed? Something major?

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  2. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    If the lintel has never been changed then it will most probably be the original timber one. It looks like you have water damage in that area.
     
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  3. BenJP

    BenJP New Member

    Yeah, probably a rotten timber lintel then? Replace in concrete?

    It's not the only water damage to the house. There's vegetation growing on brickwork which appears to be allowing water ingress through open mortar joints.

    I guess once ingress is stopped we'd have to allow drying out?
     
  4. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    When did you last clean your gutters?
     
  5. koolpc

    koolpc Screwfix Select

    Its the wallpaper!! Ewwwwwww :p
     
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  6. BenJP

    BenJP New Member

    Haha yeah pretty horrific wallpaper, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. We're in the process of buying this dump. Gutters were probably last cleaned the year i was born.
     
  7. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Mid 70's vinyl with a design that's back in fashion now. o_O
     
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