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Are these cracks normal 2 weeks after full slate re-roof

Postby Rich05UK » Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:11 am

Hi All,

I had a full re-roof using reclaimed slates on my Victorian house, it was completed just over 2 weeks ago. I have agreed for the scaffolding to stay up so I can sort out new guttering and noticed that there are some cracks appearing along the edges (not sure what this is called) in what I think is cement (again not sure what material is used here)?

The images are of 2 separate cracks.

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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:46 pm

Hi rich05uk
You have what is called a mortared verge and it is quite normal for cracks to appear because the mortar shrinks.
May be worth seeing if a continuous verge capping can be fitted to cover the edge.
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