Cracks in Walls : What Causes Cracks in Walls

Cracks in Walls : What Causes Cracks in Walls

Cracks in Walls : What Causes Cracks in Walls

Cracks in Walls : What Causes Cracks in Walls

Cracks on walls are  not uncommon especially for  newly built houses.  Cracks on walls  may just be a small problem lie hairline cracks, but it  it could indicator of a  more serious structural problem. The first step to fixing the problem is identifying. Once identified, the solution to fix follows.

Cracks in Walls

Causes of Cracks on the Walls

Below we highlight the reasons which may be the cause of cracks on your wall

  1. Shrinkage in blocks or poor quality of blocks may also cause a crack in a wall.
  2. Use of rich cement mortar i.e. the cement content is higher than specified in the design mix.
  3. Use of very fine sand to make mortar i.e. higher silt content or use of sand which is not graded properly.
  4. Higher water cement ratio in mortar mix.
  5. Improper curing.
  6. Poor workmanship.Cracks in Walls
  7. Higher thickness of plaster.
  8. Early application of putty i.e. putty is applied just after curing.
  9. A temperature at the time of application of plaster. i.e. shrinkage cracks are more prone in summer season than the winter.
  10. Humidity at your location. i.e. relative humidity in the coastal region is high through the year hence this area is less prone to the cracks.
  11. Continuous vibration or frequent hit by a hammer for nailing may also be a reason

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