Cracks in Artex Wall

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  1. House7000

    House7000

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    Hi

    I am new to the site so apologies if posting in the wrong area. Recently bought a house at the start of the year and had a full structural survey done which came up with no real issues.

    I have noticed now over the last few weeks a crack developing on the landing near to where the wall meets the ceiling - this is a horizontal crack and has got bigger over the last few weeks (bigger in terms of the length it goes across the wall not so much the gap getting bigger - I know this as I marked where it ended and have seen it increase).

    The wall is all Artexed and the plan was eventually to have this skimmed over. However since noticing this I have now been looking all over the house to see if I can see any other cracks developing and have noticed the odd bits (mainly around the same area (stairs / hall / landing etc) within the artex.

    I know it is hard to say without seeing this but is this something i should be worried about? I have noticed that on the bottom corner of the house (where these cracks would appear to run to) needs repointing as I could put my fingers a good couple of inches in before i touch any mortar. Could this be the reason for the cracks? I am getting this done this week but obviously concerned with it been our first home that there is something more sinister to be worried about.

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  3. Nige F

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    Nothing to worry about - it`s the poxy dry summer we`ve had - I`ve has a path move 1" from the house wall , and several cracks in the older part of the house - it`ll all go back in the winter - and if that`s dry we`ll have a hosepipe ban next year ;)
     
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