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Crack Stitching Repairs

Crack Stitching Repairs

This 18th century cottage had moved over the years. this can simply be as a result of the way it was initially constructed with shallow foundations, or as a result of the ground moving over time.

The ground can move as a result of below surface streams that move the soil and leave voids, or if it is on a clay substate, this can expand and contract as the conditions change from wet to dry.

Structurally the house has developed cracking in the external walls, this can also be as a result of the lime mortar losing some of it inherent strength over time. The engineer proposed cracking stitching the areas that were problematic designed a suitable remedial scheme.

This has now been undertaken and the property is ready to be redecorated.

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Posted on

18th September 2017

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