I live on the 2nd floor of a small block of flats. I have noticed a crack outside by the one window. I read on the forum that if its only plaster deep its not too serious. This one looks like it could be bad. We get a lot of wind and rain hear in Cape Town RSA. I will try to attach a photo, if anyone can see how if its serious or what?
closed as not a real question by Tester101♦, Steven, Chris Cudmore, Niall C., BMitch♦ Aug 24 '12 at 12:00
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Generally speaking, a wall crack is something normal, due to natural settlement.
However it's not something to underestimate.
Vertical wall cracks usually indicates much more serious troubles than horizontal cracks.
Certainly, a deep crack is ALWAYS a huge "alarm bell".
Please contact a professional for a technical assessment as soon as possible.