This is very common with old properties and its normally historical movement , you cannot just re-point the area as the crack will re-appear. So its important that you use some helical bar to crack stitch the vertical crack . This is used by injecting resin and then the bar vertically with a space of 450mm between each bar . You then re-point over the area and you will not see the bar or resin and the area will not move again. Its a good idea to get this done sooner rather than later as its quite normal for water to penetrate inside with this kind of problem. Hope this helps.
This work would have to be seen to give a true reflection on what needs to be done.
Best to get an on site survey/quotation done, this is a free service to you and you will get 3 quotes. Simply post your job onto rated people's site.
You are not obliged to go with any of the quotes- but ever job that's posted is paid for by the relevant tradesmen.if they contact you that means they are interested in your job. If one of them are awarded the job then great news for you both.
Sadie you might just need helibar system installing which involves grinding the joints out inserting resin and helibars which are stainless steel then repointing of brickworks but job needs to be inspected 1st incase there is any foundation cause. thanks michael
YOUR HOUSE HAS VERY SHALLOW FOOTINGS AS IS COMMON WITH VICTORIAN HOUSES.
UNDERPINNING IS COMMONLY USED WHICH IS DIGGING-OUT & CONCRETING NEW FOUNDATIONS
THEN TOOTH-OUT CRACKED BRICKWORK & RE-PLACE.HELIBARS & RESIN CAN BE USED FOR CRACK
RE-PAIRS BUT IS NOT ALWAYS A LONG TERM SOLUTION AS FURTHER MOVEMENT CAN TAKE PLACE
Don,t worry, its a fairly straight forward repair with modern day systems.
I have carried out lots of fractures in solid wall older houses, there can be many reasons for it but most is down to long term settlement and lintel failure.
Post a job on here and you'll get three tradesmen to come and take a look for you, insist on seeing similar work they have undertaken as experience is key to achieving a long lasting repair.
Hope that helps.
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Some times this is a problem with drains under ground, if the very old clay pipe has brocken under ground and rain water running thru the split pipe, it will then wash the clay foundation away, that would then would allow the bricks to drop, hence the cracks .get a company put a camera down the drain, make sure you ask them to give you a cd of your drain..
There is a method called crack stitching that would possible sort your problem out..
Hope that helps