|Mon Sep 02, 2013||Total posts : 3
| Topic: cracks in walls
Dear Gupta sir,
Kindly suggest, how to prevent these cracks.. Cracks are in all parallel walls and in same direction of thye building.
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|Tue Sep 03, 2013||Post #1|
|S L Gupta (Civil Engg)|
Join date: Mar 2008
Cracks can happen due to foundation movements or settlements of a
building. They can also occur due to thermal movements, chemical
reactions, elastic deformations or shrinkage etc. They can damage
plaster of walls, ceilings, destroy the beauty of the structure and can
also be dangerous. GharExpert provides you extensive information about
how to repair cracks, the causes of cracks, tips to prevent cracks and
guidelines to prevent cracks in the building. There are 9 nos articles for repair of cracks SEE the link below.
|Tue Sep 03, 2013||Post #2|
Join date: May 2011
|Thanks for revert, Sir have found its coz of movement in foundation in main wall . kindly suggest how it can be cured as it is 3 floor building and cracks are in all 5 attached walls not in main. as shown in attachment|
|Wed Sep 04, 2013||Post #3|
|S L Gupta (Civil Engg)|
Join date: Mar 2008
Remove the crack area broken bricks
Before doing any repair of cracks, make
sure that the cracks are stabilized and are not widening further. Remove
broken bricks by scratching cement mortar from the joints gently.
Prepare the surface
All loose material should be cleaned from
the portion by brushing and washing. Wet the surface 24 hours before
application of new plaster.
Lay MS bars with cement concrete and fix new bricks thoroughly
Lay fresh cement mortar with coarse sand
in 1:4 and fix new bricks. Fill all joints around bricks with mortar
tightly with the help of iron tools.
Do curing and finishing
The repaired surface should be kept moist
up to 7 days. When surface is dry, it should be finished according to
Take help of good mason for repair and if possible than make visit of civil engineer for site inspection and advice for possible guidance in repair work.
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