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    Default Ceiling and wall is cracked! Freaking out.

    Hey all.

    I live in a townhouse, that has about 6 houses joined.

    Tonight while cleaning after dinner, I noticed a big crack going down the tiles behind the stove.
    I told DF about it, and he is says "oh yeah the ceiling has cracks too"

    I had a look and there is a HUGE crack going along the whole kitchen ceiling.

    I am calling my real estate first thing, but I am worried it's not safe? I am scared the top half of the house is going to cave in while I sleep

    Anyone know if it's safe?

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    Default Re: Ceiling and wall is cracked! Freaking out.

    It's plenty safe, just some movement in the house. The reason you've probably never noticed it before is because it probably happened so slowly. :thumbup:

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    Default Ceiling and wall is cracked! Freaking out.

    Like Pp said its from movement in the foundations. How old is the town house?
    It happens all the time don't worry about it it will not cave in, how wide are cracks?

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    Default Ceiling and wall is cracked! Freaking out.

    I'm in a townhouse too and we have heaps of cracks in our walls.
    Do you know that ad where the couple are getting ready to go to dinner and the chicks like "I think ill change dress" and the guy is like "ill just fix the wall" ?? Well anyway we used that stuff on our wall cracks

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    Oh thank god, I feel a bit relieved now!

    I have no idea how old this place is, far from modern. 20-40 years old maybe?

    The cracks are not very wide - few mm in the roof, bit thicker in the tiles.

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    Default Ceiling and wall is cracked! Freaking out.

    Haha I lived in Christchurch! We had lots of cracks!!!

    They prob will be fine, but I'd still get them checked out if your worried!

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    Default Ceiling and wall is cracked! Freaking out.

    Our house is only 6mths old and ive already noticed a crack on one wall.
    Its nothing to be concerned about

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    Default Ceiling and wall is cracked! Freaking out.

    I wouldn't be overly concerned about it it is probably because its been so dry lately that the foundations are moving. Def get it checked out but by the sound of it they are not structural cracks just cosmetic. Eg plaster movement slab movement this can be cause by drainage issues and also dryness of the ground

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    Default Ceiling and wall is cracked! Freaking out.

    Do u live in inner city melbourne?
    Nearly all classic townhouses there have many cracks.
    We have cracks in every wall and roof, some a few meters long. It's not a danger. Our place is over 120 years old minimum. They build them with bricks then put plaster over it. It's the plaster that is cracking, not really the structure of the house being compromised.
    Lots of suburbs are known to be like this. U just have to keep patching them up!

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    Nope I live on the mid north coast of nsw


 

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