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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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    for some reason, I seem to have asked the question twice in different threads. In any case, it is one crack that concerns me most on a wall between an upstairs bedroom and adjacent hallway. It is also showing on the other side of the wall and the door does not close properly. Having said that the wall does not continue to the ground floor so there are no footings involved I guess there must be sone kind of supporting lintel holding it up
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    You have a practical problem, if not a structural one, if the door doesn't close. The door frame might be bearing the weight of the plaster above i.e. maybe no lintel. Whatever the cause skimming won't solve that problem. As a DIYER, I would be tempted to chop out some plaster to see what's there if it can be done safely.

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    yes that thought had not crossed my mind. All the windows have oak lintels so i thought maybe the internal doors did too
     
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    Can I assume the wall you are talking about is a breeze block wall?

    Can you show us a pic of the ceiling directly under this wall with the cracks on? The fact you don't know that there is a lintel underneath this wall concerns me as you should be able to see it .
     
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    i don't know to be sure having never exposed them.
    The last two photos are showing the underside in the downstairs hallway.It has been papered over so not showing any cracks. The first one I took going up the staircase and the second from the landing
     

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