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Old 05-04-2014, 07:07 AM   #1
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Hello.

I just want to share some images of a wall crack we have on one of our walls which I consider to be as a result of structural damage. The apartment has more cracks in other rooms but don't look very serious. The building is around 40 years old and we live in Spain.

I would much appreciate any opinions and possible solutions.

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:21 AM   #2
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is the wall "flat" ? if so, that looks normal to me. i have worse that that in my house.

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Old 05-04-2014, 12:24 PM   #3
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The wall has been patched before and is still moving. Without seeing the foundation it is hard to tell what the problem is. Water is the #1 cause of structural damage. Make sure water is running away from building foundation.
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Flat meaning if it doesnt go inwards or outwards? Well that side is flat but on the other side it goes inwards into the room and it also has an X shape crack.

Have a look at the photo, at the X the wall goes inward.
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instead of ultra zoomed in back up and take some photos of the whole wall. it helps to see the big pitchure not a microcosm of one thing. yes you know its cracked yes we see the crack. it would be nice to see the whole wall to better understand the crack.
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Go stand back about twelve to fifteen feet and take a picture. That looks like stucco to me. Water has most likely gotten back behind the material.
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Sorry for not replying sooner. I have taken photos of the entire wall but I cant really get very far away because there is a 1 M corridor between that wall and the one opposite which separates another apartment.
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Again, quit zooming in when taking the photos. Just stand back and take a wide angle shot.
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Its not possible, there is no space for that. Its the best I can do.
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Its not possible, there is no space for that. Its the best I can do.
Find someone with a better camera. Or do a Panoramic shot to show the complete area.

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