Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    AR
    Posts
    7

    Default Is these cracks serious?

    Brought a house 2 years ago and every winter I get cracks around the molding and the interior corner walls. This is happening all through out the entire house.

    Is this a structural/foundation issue or is it just a bad paint job? Happened twice already, last year I repainted it but its happening again when winter comes.




















    Inspection Referral SOC

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,250

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    unknown 123 ???

    Really?

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    AR
    Posts
    7

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    unknown 123 ???

    Really?
    Should I be worried about these cracks?


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,250

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by unknown 123 View Post
    Should I be worried about these cracks?
    I don't know either ... (I am addressing your "unknown" status.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    2,446

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    We log in here with our real names. Just saying......

    Why don't you hire a local home inspector and have them come out and look at them first hand? You would get a much better idea than getting opinions off a web site using small photos.

    Determining if cracks are serious or not, does not always involve just looking at the cracks themselves. Many times there are clues / signs in other parts of the house that help us give an opinion.


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Spring Hill (Nashville), TN
    Posts
    5,847

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    I must agree with Jerry and Jack, it fine to lurk in the shadows but if you want honest opinions you need to be honest with your identity........ Your location is very important as well...

    It is time to re caulk the joints I can tell you that!

    Scott Patterson, ACI
    Spring Hill, TN
    www.traceinspections.com

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    552

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    Gee..... let me see if I have this right..... You won't identify yourself, you won't say where you are-----but you want specific answers on your problem. WON'T FLY HERE!!

    I'm surprised anyone answered you, but the best answer was----hire a local inspector who can look at the problem including specifics in your area that may exacerbate the issue.


  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    94

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by unknown 123 View Post
    Brought a house 2 years ago and every winter I get cracks around the molding and the interior corner walls. This is happening all through out the entire house.

    Is this a structural/foundation issue or is it just a bad paint job? Happened twice already, last year I repainted it but its happening again when winter comes.
    Try a humidifier.


  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    N. Syracuse, NY
    Posts
    36

    Cool Re: Is these cracks serious?

    I don't know if you have a problem with your cracks, but you do with your grammar.


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Bennett (Denver metro), Colorado
    Posts
    1,394

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    Well, we all have our hot buttons. I'm concerned about misuse of a fishing rod.

    But Mr. 123, Way, way, way too little info to answer your question.

    If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,250

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lon Henderson View Post
    Well, we all have our hot buttons. I'm concerned about misuse of a fishing rod.

    ANY use of a fishing rod is a "misuse of a fishing rod"!

    Okay, other than handing up on the cabin wall implying that, yeah, at some time in the past history of mankind, someone may have was used that artifact to catch fish.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southern Vancouver Island
    Posts
    4,547

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    ANY use of a fishing rod is a "misuse of a fishing rod"!

    Okay, other than handing up on the cabin wall implying that, yeah, at some time in the past history of mankind, someone may have was used that artifact to catch fish.
    Hey you left out the prefix "In my hands, ....."

    BTW, the rod is used as a reason to go fishing. It doesn't have to catch anything and maybe never has.

    To the OP I will say this. There should be a corner bead there and it is not the paint.

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
    www.allsafehome.ca

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,250

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    To the OP I will say this. There should be a corner bead there and it is not the paint.
    If that is an inside corner, there would be tape, not a corner bead.

    The photos are too close up to tell what is where or much of anything else about them.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southern Vancouver Island
    Posts
    4,547

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    If that is an inside corner, there would be tape, not a corner bead.

    The photos are too close up to tell what is where or much of anything else about them.
    Just admit you can't fish, and
    Must you have the last word?

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
    www.allsafehome.ca

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,250

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    Just admit you can't fish, and
    Must you have the last word?
    I *DON'T* fish ... and I am responding to your requests ... otherwise I would have already 'left the building' on this one.

    I *DON'T* fish because I don't like fishing, never did. I *DON'T* hunt either, never liked it. My idea of 'roughing it' is "taking the condo with us" when we go camping (taking the motorhome, turning the A/C on, using the microwave, and turning on the electric blanket on cold nights).

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southern Vancouver Island
    Posts
    4,547

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    Is these cracks serious?

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
    www.allsafehome.ca

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,250

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    Is these cracks serious?
    The wise cracks are not serious ... ... we all need some levity now and then.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Posts
    615

    Red face Re: Is these cracks serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    The wise cracks are not serious ... ... we all need some levity now and then.
    They am.

    The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
    - Paul Fix

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    so so, California
    Posts
    1,769

    Default Re: Is these cracks serious?

    Not from my living room..

    The MAZZA INSPECTION GROUP
    www.mazzainspections.com
    Level III Thermo-picture-taker-er...er

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •