Hi, can anyone tell me if this looks like subsidence? Many thanks


  • Robin9
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    I don't  know about subsidence but that crack in the render will be letting water in - get it stripped off and remade ASAP
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  • stuart45
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    Does the crack go through the DPC?
  • Intel1982
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    Not really sure but it does go to the very base of the wall? There are no cracks on the interior walls. I've just checked my photos from when I first moved in a year ago and the cracks have remained the same they haven't changed. 

  • mi-key
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    99% not subsidence. Houses move and settle naturally with age and changes in the weather, and cracks aren't uncommon.

    Fill them in and monitor them to see if they open up again, chances are they won't and will be fine. Only worry about it if they open up or get bigger 
  • Section62
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    mi-key said:
    99% not subsidence. Houses move and settle naturally with age and changes in the weather, and cracks aren't uncommon.

    I wouldn't be so sure.  It is sometimes difficult to tell when you can see the whole building, but the few pictures the OP have posted don't give enough information to tell either way.

    OP, can you post a picture of the area where the crack meets the ground, and also some showing a wider view of the house so we can see how the cracked areas relate to each other and to other features.
  • ThisIsWeird
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    What's the best way to seal such cracks at depth? Short of first opening it up further.
    What I tend to do is to saturate the crack with SBR - keep brushing it liberally sideways across the crack, or loading up the brush and pressing it gently at the top of the crack so it feeds in, and keep this going until no more gets sucked in by capillary. Wipe away all the excess on the outer surface. Then a fine surface filler such as Toupret, again brushed in firmly and excess wiped away sideways so's the crack fill remains level.
    Is there another or better way?
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