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My 25 yr old ranch style home is developing cracks in the drywall. Would this be caused by settling even after 25 years?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 06, 2013 01:14 AM
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I live in an area of the midwest that has lots of clay soil and rock formations. In just the last year these cracks continue even in places I never saw them before. Just at the doorways beginning at the upper corners of the door jams. I worry this is not from settling of the house after 25 years.




 

 

I live in an area of the midwest that has lots of clay soil and rock formations. In just the last year these cracks continue even in places I never saw them before. Just at the doorways beginning at the upper corners of the door jams. I worry this is not from settling of the house after 25 years.

Unfortunately you have left out some important information like:

  • is this slab on grade or crawl-space
  • interior or exterior doors,
  • any changes recently, etc...

Clay soils have been known to expand and contract with...


 

 

 
 
 

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