Mr Inspector is a qualified building inspector in Melbourne and took the above photo during a building inspection in Springvale.
The house inspection Photo shows re-pointed wall cracks above a window. Re-pointing is carried out on cracks in brick mortar and involves the re-inserting mortar into the crack affected areas. Re-pointing should only be done when adequately assessed and cracks are classed as dormant otherwise if the cracks are still live cracking will re-appear after re-pointing. With minor masonry wall cracks it is advisable to monitor the crack for 12 months to ascertain if it gets worse or not before re-pointing.
An experienced building inspector will be able to advise you on the significance of masonry wall cracks.
Peter has a Diploma of Building Surveying which makes him one of the few in Melbourne who are Qualified to carry out building inspections as per the Building Act 1993. He is also qualified in Timber Pest Inspections (Cert 3), Pool Barrier Inspection (Certificate 11077454) and Non-Friable Asbestos Awareness and removal.