Advice Hub: Cracks

Cracks - a big worry for home owners and a reason for alarm bells for a new house buyer. Anyone considering buying a property with obvious cracks should have a full survey undertaken, but these articles look at all the other reasons a property might have cracks. Homeowners shouldn't only be considering cracks in the walls of the actual building (both interior and exterior), but they should also be mindful of cracks in walls within any part of their property, like boundary walls along the edge of their garden.

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When garden walls lean, collapse and go bad

When was the last time you checked your garden walls or if you are buying had a look to see what the walls are like? The cost of repair or replacement of brick and masonry garden walls can be considerable – the most recent wall reconstruction that we managed on behalf of a client cost over £10,000 for a 14m run of brick and block retaining wall on new footings and it wasn’t that high!  Sometimes the cost of repair … Read more...