It's a 3 year old house but I bought it 2 years ago and it did not have any cracking. It is in WA built, slab is on sand and I only just paved around all sides of the house a year ago but the cracking started 18 months ago and has been getting bigger.
The other side of that wall with the map is my garage and there is cracking on that side as well. It's double brick I think. Roof is wooden frame but has colorbond tin on it.
Getting a structural engineer to have a look next week but thought I would get peoples thoughts on what they think it is? Easy fix or not?
Anyone had similar problem and had trouble getting builder to repair it if it is structural?
Had something a bit less intense happen to a house I was living in. There was major roadworks for about 6-8 months only 50m away from the house. Quite a few of the walls had the plaster crack around the top.
I just got a screwdriver and chipped away all the loose plaster and replastered with polyfilla. Most of them you cant see the cracks anymore except for one where the wall above a window shifted about 5mm inwards. But only then can you see it when looking up close.
I painted over with a light brown and think that a darker colour will help cover my DIY repairs.
Is it just the one room? It looks like there was slab movement.
Joined: 13 Jun 2009 Posts: 2664 Location: Melbourne
I agree with above. Get an assessment by a structural engineer/archicentre or the like. May be easy to fix with polyfiller etc but you'd want to find out what was causing it before patching up. Looks nasty.
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