Managing Cracks

For at least two centuries, visitors to Elizabeth Farm have probably noticed spidery cracks high up on walls and ceilings throughout its main living and sleeping rooms. These are caused by a combination of factors, including the way in which the cottage was built and materials used, changes made to the garden and grounds, plumbing, geophysical activity and drought. Surprisingly soft brickwork and mortar provides enough flexibility to withstand moderate movement although a dramatic and sudden spike in rainfall, like Sydney experienced late last year, will inevitably open ‘old wounds’. Continue reading “Managing Cracks”

Managing Cracks