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Do you think this is a warning sign for mica?

  • 07-12-2021 10:17pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,914 ✭✭✭ dashcamdanny

    Im bidding on this house in Co Roscommon.

    I originally thought this was simple water ingress from a poor plaster job and a bad pointing job on the capping, and I could replaster it , but im having a niggling thought that is might be mica in the blocks. There is damp coming down to the second floor chimney brest paint. And the house is unoccupied and cold.

    The house was built in 2005 and has not other big cracks. A few small settling cracks in the plaster elsewhere and nothing that you would not see on any other house.

    Do you think it would warrant a survey of some kind?

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  • Subscribers Posts: 36,574 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat

    Every time you buy a house you should get a prepurchase report carried out.