Table Of Contents
What Is Crack Stitching?
How To Identify Cracks?
Discovered Cracks In Your Building?
How To Repair Structural Cracks?
What Causes Structural Cracks?
How Serious Are Structural Cracks?
Will Cracks Devalue My House?
What Are The Benefits Of Crack Stitching?
How To Prevent Structural Cracks?
Structural cracks, while a common occurrence, can be quite difficult to prevent or avoid given they are a natural part of a wall’s life cycle. However, there are two main ways which property owners can potentially avoid this form of damage and that is by addressing the cause of the cracks. This is done by either minimizing any movement or by accommodating movement.
Minimizing movement can be done by understanding what type of foundation your structure is built on, and its surrounding elements, and taking the necessary precautions to make sure the soil and any external elements are well taken care of and tended to so as to not disrupt the property’s foundation. Accommodating movement, on the other hand, is a preventative measure put in place as a property is being built and requires a system of movement joints to be placed between materials to allow for some give in the brickwork.