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Stone Sill Crack

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  1. diptiandketan

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    Hi Guys,

    Hope you can help me in. I have a crack on my Stone sill window. I am no DIY expert and looking for a product which is ready made. Not sure if one exists, if someone can point me in the right direction.

    Attached is a image of the crack.

    Many thanks in advance.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xsRHDpEit1G1r3rHYilANXNPoDKHGPzd
     

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  3. JohnD

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    It seems to be an unusually large crack. I think the sill may need replacement rather than filler.

    How old is the house, and how old is the window?

    Has it suffered trauma, such as scaffolding or a fat window cleaner standing on it?

    Stand back and take a wider pic please (hopefully one that will display the right way up!)

    And one from underneath.
     
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    Looks worse the right way up ,Is it possibly reconstituted stone with rusted rebar in it?
    79B232CA-496A-4639-A50F-30F3E5813D0A.jpeg
     
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    As lostinthelight, above.

    If you zoom in on the image [Right click get the image, left click and choose "save image as" ---] you can then really zoom in !!

    It is a Concrete or reconstituted stone sill, the embedded reinforcing has corroded, the rust is destroying this sill.

    Sorry Filler is useless, the sill needs to be replaced.

    Ken.
     
  6. diptiandketan

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    Thanks Guys for the very quick reply. Such a shame I am not able to fill it, this sounds like an expensive job to get this fixed.

    Can I not add cement to prevent it from being further damaged?

    The house / Windows are 20 years old, I think what has happened is someone has pressure washed this and caused damage. I will upload another picture now, hopefully this is okay.

    Is there a company you can recommend? I am based in Leicester.

    Thank you
     

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    Looks like it’s snapped front and centre by someone stepping on it which means it’s lost all integrity.
     
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    If this sill is a so called "Slip Sill" === a concrete sill that just slips under the window then the "fix" may not be too difficult.

    Any chance of images of each end of the damaged sill??

    Ken.
     
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    Hi Guys,
    Sorry for my late reply, please see the attached pictures

    Hope this helps
     

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    Oh I have to purchase a new sill, can my current one not be fixed (based on the pictures)
     
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    NO!! your lucky it hasnt fallen off and hurt someone
     
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