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Stepped crack on party wall

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Racwil, 5 Jul 2020.

  1. Racwil

    Racwil

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    Hi,
    We live in a 3 story house, 3rd floor is above the roof line.
    While removing wall tiles in the ensuite on the 3rd floor we have found a step line crack in the party wall aprox 7mm in width (see pics)
     

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    Good spotting. Was there a question associated with your post?
     
  4. Racwil

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    Apologies my husband posted this. It was basically to ask if anyone else has had a similar experience as we are very worried and going to have to get a strucual engineer to check it out
     
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    If that is the highest area of brickwork with just the roof above it is probably just a new course of bricks added to separate the loft areas when the original conversion was done. Many ex-council properties were not bricked up full height so builders either complete the last few courses or even shutter off and concrete the last few courses when doing a conversion. Mine had the latter, I presume to avoid cutting bricks etc?
     
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    Were the tiles cracked?
     
  7. Racwil

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    Thanks for your reply. This was built in 2005 as a three storey town house however those cracks are above the gutter line. The cracks appear where it changes from brick to cinder block
     
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    Foxhole

    No the tiles were not cracked but the grout around those bricks were of a different colour to the rest so we assume prev owners repaird cracked grout, the plaster board beneath it was cracked. We have lived here for 6 years
     
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