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Old 08-24-2013, 07:50 AM   #1
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Cracks in my walls


My house is apparently built on dolomite. So there is a lot of movement.
A few years ago my husband rhinolited our interior walls.
Don't think he did much in the line of expansion joints
Firstly, how do I make an expansion joint?
Secondly, how to I repair my cracks?

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Should not need expansion joints in a wall.
Without a proper foundation any building will move.
No clue what rhinolited or dolomite even is.
What's the walls made of?

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Old 08-24-2013, 08:32 AM   #3
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Dolomite is the type of soil my house is built on.
My walls are built with bricks and are plastered.
" Rhinolite gypsum plaster is specially manufactured as a combined basecoat and finishing plaster for internal application onto brickwork, concrete blocks, concrete and Rhinoboard, and as a finishing plaster onto sand cement basecoats."
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If all material is of good quality then there must be a problem at constructing its base or foundation.
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I don't have the knowledge or the finances to repair foundations. I was hoping for aesthetics advice
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