being the paranoid type of person I am with warnings of doom and gloom in
papers about the hot weather this year bringing on subsidence, I thought I
would do a quick check of the exterior of my house.
At the back of the house, above a window, I noticed a hairline crack (and
by hairline, I mean that I can't put my finger nail in it) following the
mortar line upwards for about 5 bricks up.
On the front of the house, just below the main window, I also noticed the
same type of crack, which ends about 2 bricks from the soil.
I've carried out a few searches on the net, and one article, said that it
was expected that after 30 years (about the age of our house), to carry
out a bit of "Tuckpointing"
So what am I to do ? Panic ?
Is it best to get a builder/inspector round to have a look ?
Should I try to fill hairline cracks myself, and what with ?
Should I just mark the end of each crack and check periodically that the
crack has not extended (or will it continue to extend regardless of
Thanks for your time.
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