I just tried to practice my inspection skills in my friend’s house. I found there are some cracks in the bedroom above garage. But I don’t see any cracks on the exterior walls. I am wondering what causing the cracks and how to report to clients. For now I just told my friend to caulk them first and keep monitoring.
I believe they are just shrinkage cracks because no exterior cracks. Am I right? But it is above the garage, could be any settlement issues? The window is facing to East. The house is about one and half year old.
See pictures, from pic 1 to 8 (from left to right). The crack size on Pic 1 & 2 is about 1/10 to 1/8 inches. The rest are much smaller like 1/16". Pic 9 is taken from outside.