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Cracks in outside wall?

Discussion in 'Building' started by Dan_F, 12 Nov 2015.

  1. Dan_F

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    Hi I am new to this forum and wondered if anyone could advise me on this.

    Am in the process of buying a house located in South Croydon and wondered if these cracks located on the outside wall were anything to worry about? Would they cost a lot to get repaired?

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    Not had a structural survey yet and wondered if anyone on here could advise?

    Cheers in advance
     
  2. ree

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    The cracks are in the sand & cement render - its possible that the cracks are due to a failing render or the brickwork background to the render - or both.

    The dark, smudgy areas might be liquidised soot penetrating from a chimney flue(s).

    Top left some render damage can be seen.

    Whatever, the render is best hacked off to expose the background for inspection. A new modern synthetic render could then be applied.

    If you post pics of the front elevation and the rear elevation it would help.

    There are signs of previous minor brickwork just to the right and below the RH upper window. Try for a zoom in detailed pic of that area.

    The front render has been freshly painted (with what paint?) and re-pointed - probably for the sale. The pointing, like so much pre-sale pointing, is basic.

    There's a new fascia which might indicate a new re-roof? Altho the roof at the gable verge is not finished correctly - no undercloak can be seen.

    The soil & vent pipe very top length is leaning - a cast iron S&V of that age should be ready for replacing with plastic.

    Examine and compare with the neighbours houses. There will have been movement over the years but no significant signs are showing.
     
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    Maybe surface cracking of cement render which is too strong?
     
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    That's defective render, not a defective wall. No need for pictures of the whole street.
     
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    And posted in more than one forum.
     
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