Some FACTS about CRACKS

FACT:

Did you know that when metal rusts, it can EXPAND  UP TO 10 TIMES ITS ORIGINAL SIZE?

This is what causes the surrounding area to crack, creating structural damage.

Finding the right cause:

It’s important to determine the correct cause of any cracking as a first step to any remedial action.

Once the cause is known, a plan and proposal can be provided to rectify and repair.

Without determining the cause, any “repair” is simply a patch up or “quick fix”.

Causes of cracking:

Here’s a list of potential causes of cracking, with some images demonstrating causes: Tree rootsShifting foundations, Subsidence, Vibration, Impact, Rusting metal

Cause = tree roots
Left = new lintel / Right = rusted lintel
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