Crack in brickwork - any comments?


Postby matthewrowland » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:29 pm

Hi,

I am in the process of buying a house in london, and the surveyor has noticed a small crack (1mm-2mm) in the external brickwork - no visible crack on the inside of the house (although wallpapered). This was a full structural survey. He has mentioned that this is not serious at all. I have also sent a photo to a structual surveyor (friend of a friend) and he also says nothing to worry about - thermal crack etc. I would be grateful if you have any comments before the the sale progresses further.

Matthew

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Postby pacman » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:09 pm

Ask your surveyor whether it's necessary to stitch that crack up with helifix bars, that will strengthen the wall again and when repointed will look better.
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:35 pm

From the pictures it looks like the crack has been there for a number of years,You have had a full structural survey,if he says its ok then its ok dont worry about it
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