retraits normaux

04:44 Jul 30, 2019
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture
French term or phrase: retraits normaux
The text pertains to an inspection of a rental property.

Il ne sera pas tenu compte des défectuosités d'ordre constructif, telles que fissures et fentes affectant les maçonneries, les enduits, les carrelages ou autres, dues à des mouvements du bâtiment, retraits normaux ou tassements différentiels ; le fait de ne citer que certains de ces troubles ne pouvant constituer, en aucun cas, une reconnaissance préjudiciable du fait d'une prétendue omission.

I have found "setback" and "removal", but neither seems to fit the context here. The target audience is US.
Thanks in advance.
Scott de Lesseps
United States
Local time: 16:31

Summary of answers provided
3hairline cracks
Ella Finn



4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
hairline cracks

Could it refer to hairline cracks? When the bricks sag, and 'normal' cracks appear, which are not of concern, and don't need to be repaired or filled, unlike subsidence, which is concerning!
Ella Finn
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks for this suggestion, Ella. Hopefully some more people will weigh in.

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