New on here. Question on wall cracks please

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Carola, Aug 1, 2021.

  1. Carola

    Carola New Member

    I know lots of information has been provided on this subject but I have cracks in the wall about an inch or two down from the ceiling join and haven't seen these discussed before. They go almost all along each wall (9feet) and are straight with one dropping down a little. They are on two outside walls and one supporting inside wall. Thanks
     
  2. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Screwfix Select

    Can you post some photos of the cracks so we can see your problem..
     
  3. Carola

    Carola New Member

    This is in one of the rooms.
     

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  4. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Screwfix Select

    How old is the house and are you in a old mining area, also how long have the cracks been there..
     
  5. Carola

    Carola New Member

    1930. Not in a mining area.
     
  6. Carola

    Carola New Member

    Not sure. Only noticed them a week or do ago as in an empty room. Just had a new roof on a few weeks ago.
     
  7. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Screwfix Select

    Was the old roof slate and the new roof tiles or same as original..
     
  8. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    Timber wall plate.
     
  9. Carola

    Carola New Member

    Old roof slate new roof cement tiles
     
  10. DaveF

    DaveF Active Member

    These are almost certainly caused by movement of the roof. On top of the brick there is a piece of wood that the roof timbers sit on. As the roof moves about ( as they do ) so it will slightly shift the timber and those cracks will appear. The will especially appear if the roof is updated with different tiles because the loading on the roof has changed. They are not usually anything to worry about, but having said that they can be a pain to get rid of, because a roof will move about quite a lot. If the tiles have been changed then the movement may stop after a while as the roof adjusts to the new load so filling the cracks will be satisfactory and hold for many years. I would fill them and keep an eye on them. A small amount of movement is fine but you do need to watch out to make sure it doesn't move a lot.
     
  11. Carola

    Carola New Member

    Thank you
     
  12. Carola

    Carola New Member

    Just out of interest what happens if the roof moves a lot
     

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