external wall crack and internal wall cracks

Discussion in 'Engineers' Talk' started by Anthony cousins, Dec 10, 2021.

  1. Anthony cousins

    Anthony cousins New Member


    I have lived in my 1930' property for around 3 years. I have noticed cracking in the plaster in a number of areas. Mainly 1 side of the house (south facing) all hairline cracks and according to Google these are usually normal and mainly cosmetic. I have also noticed a couple of bricks on the external wall that have cracked and also the pointing looks cracked. There is a hairline crack behind the radiator that is in the same area as the crack in the external wall is this likely to be related?

    Please see images below.


    Does this look anything to worry about? I have shown trades men and family and they have advised nothing to worry about and usual in an old property. I believe it is clay soil in the area.

    Nothing came up on surveyors report that would be a cause for concern.

  2. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Screwfix Select

    It looks like stone that has been pointed using OPC Cement rather than lime mortar. The lime mortar gives with movement so the stones don't crack.

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