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Stoke on Trent surveyors investigate strcutural movment in a 1900 terrace house


Typical 1900 terrace house


The bottom corner near the drain corner was fractured and leaning outwards on bothe elevation up to a height of about the tenth row of bricks. Movement considered to be due to historic drianage failure that had now been repaired.

Modern plastic drain running past the corner seen from the manhole

No fractures in the kichen which had been replastered about ten years ago

Undulating bricks at low level on an outhouse. No corresponding movement on the interior. Movement likely to be due to poor foundation construction or past mining movmement as the area is know for undergroud lime stone mines. Report from the coal board recommended as a precaution.

Approximately vertical fracture of the juncture of the outhosue with the rest of the structure. Probably due to thermal movment of  a long south facing wall in the hot summer months. If the wall becomes too hot it expands beyond its elasticity and fractures. It can then never move back.