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Re: Bloor show home purchase - bad experience
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2019, 07:52:57 am »
The horizontal cracks are a mystery to me. I've never come across them before.
The vertical cracks are almost certainly caused by movement and the lack of movement joints in the blockwork and render.

It looks like there is one movement joint to the left of the door but vertically above this it would clash with the lintel of the window above making it ineffective.

I think you need the render manufacturer to inspect and rule that the movement joinst are not sufficient and as they recommend. Then Bloor will have to add movement joints and additional wall ties either side and do the remedial works properly.

However render cracking is quite common, but not to this extent!
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