recurring crack


Postby lyn » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:07 pm

I have a wall and ceiling crack that must follow where 2 sections of the building ( ablock of flats) were joined together. I filled it well about 18 months ago but it has opened up again. What can I best fill it with to allow for the movement? Thanks
lyn
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
75%
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:58 pm

Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby rosebery » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:32 pm

What size is the crack (length, width and depth)?

Does it run along a wall/ceiling or a wall/wall interface or does it go up the wall at an angle then across the ceiling at an angle or a combination thereof?

Cheers
rosebery
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2022
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:55 pm

Postby lyn » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:14 pm

Hello Rosebery, the crack goes vertically up a wall of a corridor, across the ceiling of the corridor at a right angle and down the opposite wall. It's not very wide 1 mm maybe and I don't think there is any depth to it to speak of. It really is as if 2 sections of the building must have been joined together at that point. Thanks for the interest. What do you suggest?
lyn
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
75%
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:58 pm

Postby rosebery » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:40 pm

In that case it looks like decorators caulk is probably the answer as it's flexible.

Having said that though has the "crack" opened up again because of movement or because the filler fell out. It's a small crack by all accounts so the latter is more likely I would think.

Try the caulking approach.

Cheers
rosebery
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2022
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:55 pm

Postby lyn » Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:26 pm

thanks, I will
lyn
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
75%
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:58 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by



  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!



 


  • Related Topics