Our house in northern NY has exposed 7"x7" beams that support the second floor. The house was built in 1983. We purchased it 5 years ago. At that time we noticed a slight separation at the joint of some of these beams. The home inspector indicated it was normal at the time.
It looks to me that the gap has increased slightly since then but I may just be paranoid. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures or measurements of the gap from the time of the inspection. Does this spacing seem normal or is it something to be concerned about?
The beams in the middle of the room and their corresponding beams in the hallway outside the room seem to be the only ones doing this. The corner joints and the joints in the rest of the house don’t appear to be separated.
Thank you for your help.