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Cracks in wall , should I be concerned before re-plastering ?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by donmaico, 24 Jun 2020.

  1. donmaico

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    I live in 1930s chalet bungalow and have now almost completed removing all the painted wallpaper in my hallway and stairwell .Only the ceiling remain for which I was advised to have plaster-boarded with the walls being re-plastered.
    Alarmingly as I remove the paper i noticed some cracks above three doorways , all of them on internal walls so now I am wondering what to do next.The plasterer is not due to appear until September so hopefully I would have sufficient time for any remedial work done if it be necessary.Here are some photos .Any suggestions as to what I should be doing ? Thanks
     

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    Christ, they're ancient. Nearly as old as Jesus himself.
     
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    well yes, I only discovered them when I removed the wallpaper
     
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    you should............put your feet up and wait for the plasterer.......
     
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    ok thanks
     
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    I live in 1930's chalet bungalow and recently stripped the existing painted wallpaper with qa view ot having the wall replastered and the ceilings boarded over as I decided that trying to remove the paper from there would be too onerous One of the photos, in fact the last one is showing a wall that is made from stud work while the rest are internal solid walls .
    The cracks are not exactly hairline but they do stop at the doorways but I don't know how concerned I should be about them before the plasterer arrives next month
     

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    I live in 1930's chalet bungalow and recently stripped the existing painted wallpaper with a view to having the wall replastered and the ceilings boarded over (I decided that trying to remove the paper from there would be too onerous) One of the photos, in fact the third one from the bottom is showing a wall that is made from stud work while the rest are internal solid walls .
    The cracks are not exactly hairline but they do stop at the doorways but I don't know how concerned I should be about them before the plasterer arrives next month
     
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    the studwork wall photo is the first one on the bottom row
     
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    Now's the ideal time to chop away the plaster back to the brick or block to check if it is more than superficial.

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    wouldnt bother me . tape it and skim over.
     
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    I don't think I need to that as far as the worst crack goes because it is showing on the other side of the wall and the door does not close properly. One thing. though, the wall stops short on the first floor ie does not go down to the ground floor so no foundations
     
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    ok i'll let the plasterer look at it but you are probably right.Thanks
     
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    you could actually chase the cracks out in the meantime to make them wider, neat pva the resulting ‘chases’ and mix up an amount of plaster to fill it out . that way when your man turns up he’ll be taping and skimming over something that’s already sound. increasing the chance that you won’t get future cracks.
     
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    If the crack runs through the wall and the door doesn't close properly you need a builder or SE to look at it.

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    What photos?
     
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