Horizontal crack

Olican

Private Member
Evening fine folk, hope everyone is well and safe.
Been asked to evaluate the render on side of this house. The render is solid but has a crack from corner to corner. Few other houses showing stress but no sign of subsidence or settlement issues. Lack of expansion or belcast along the apex maybe a problem. Would avoid a complete hack off.
Any thoughts chaps. Crack runs right along floor line .
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zombie

Private Member
Evening fine folk, hope everyone is well and safe.
Been asked to evaluate the render on side of this house. The render is solid but has a crack from corner to corner. Few other houses showing stress but no sign of subsidence or settlement issues. Lack of expansion or belcast along the apex maybe a problem. Would avoid a complete hack off.
Any thoughts chaps. Crack runs right along floor line . View attachment 54519
Run a sky cable along it and pretend its nit there
 

Vincey

Private Member
I done a lot of research into cracks this year oli and think you’ll find it hard to know why, it could be so many things but I wanted to ask is this a new build extension with 7 newton blocks anyway?
 

ChrispyUK

Well-Known Member
I done a lot of research into cracks this year oli and think you’ll find it hard to know why, it could be so many things but I wanted to ask is this a new build extension with 7 newton blocks anyway?
thought it could be a change in brick/block work
 

madmonk

Private Member
I would hack it all off needs a thin coat system if you can very hard to tell without seeing whats going on its a big area with no expansion
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
it looks as though there is a second horizontal crack a few blocks lower. most probley the bricklayers day joint.
i have seen BEDEC paint will cover a crack as long as the crack is not filled. have a look at their web page.
if you want to render the wall, Parex Parinter , it is designed to adhere to a painted surface. full mesh lay on second coat of Parinter and rub up.
 
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madmonk

Private Member
or an extension on top of a garage?

Fit brick stitch bars into it zig zag and double mesh with a thin coat system.
Heli bars only if structurally s**t surely see what you mean though all needs to come offan see whats going on were all guessing
 

madmonk

Private Member
I would just pay me too knock it off an we will take it from there but only if i could be fckin arsed
 

FreeD

Private Member
Walls ties...check if issue with other houses in area or expansion (would like to see movement joint on that gable)
 

Username King

New Member
I’m no renderer, do you push the mesh in the first coat or nail it up before? Only asking out curiousity. Not about to try and attempt it!
 
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