Cracks in Buildings. How Serious Are They?

The sight of cracking can set off alarm bells in anyone considering purchasing a property, although, most properties will exhibit cracking at some point in their lives. As materials age and settle to accommodate changes in the building's environment, cracks can appear if the builder has not allowed for this environmental change by installing control or expansion joints. While cracking is often not a great cause for alarm, affecting only the appearance, some cracking can also be a sign of…

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