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TRUSTDale Tip of the Day: *What Causes Hairline Cracks in Walls?

Whether cracks occur on the finished surfaces of masonry, wood or metal stud walls, the most common cause is the movement of building materials. While the natural movement of building materials surprises many homeowners, engineers, architects and builders expect and plan for natural settling, shrinking and swelling. Unfortunately, regardless of the quality of installation, surface materials and finishes often develop thin cracks called hairline cracks. Most cracks are relatively easy to repair, and, with the right materials, you can sometimes slow or stop their spread.

Masonry Walls
Cracks regularly occur in all types of masonry walls, including reinforced concrete slab walls, concrete block walls, brick walls and stucco walls. Cracking is frequently found in masonry walls due to the settling wall foundations, the movement of framing materials, temperature changes and the application of loads to the wall. You'll also find cracks where separate materials meet in block and brick walls, such as the joint between mortar and blocks or bricks. Alternatively, cracks often appear in stucco over stick-frame walls when wooden framing naturally expands or contracts. Effective repair of cracks in masonry walls typically involves widening the crack, cleaning its contents and filling it with repair mortar or flexible sealant.