Originally Posted By: Cathy Suter
This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
Picture this: 80 yr. old two story brick house. The bedrooms on the 2nd floor evidence excessive cracking…horizontally almost all the way around where the walls meet the ceiling, typical cracks around doors and windows…lots and lots of cracks. There are no moisture stains and the cracks all seem to be confined to the interior finish, the exterior brick walls and mortar joints look OK, as do the ridgeline and visible portions of the foundation. The doors and windows all open and close OK. Furthermore, the first floor is relatively OK, crack-wise. Here’s what I know… the roof was replaced about a year ago, but the current tenant (a priest, no kidding) swears the cracks were there before. There was some kind of interior renovation over 15 years ago, no details. What do you guys think? Thanks for your time and experience.