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Is My House Falling Apart? Cracks Everywhere

Is My House Falling Apart? Cracks Everywhere

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Old 03-15-17, 09:37 AM
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Is My House Falling Apart? Cracks Everywhere

Hello,

When I bought my house 4 years ago it was empty for almost 2 years without heating and cooling.
Now as I am almost finished with remodeling, the house makes a lot cracking noises and cracks appear everywhere.
Dry wall papers in corners and on walls getting lose, cracks on mouldings, even where the wall meets the windows.
What is going on with my house?

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Old 03-15-17, 10:35 AM
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No, your house is not falling apart. Everything expands and contracts with changes in temperature and moisture. Your house is just exhibiting minor cosmetic cracks where different materials meet. Worst and most annoying/difficult to fix is your first picture where the sheet rock tape has separated from the sheetrock.
 
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Old 03-15-17, 10:41 AM
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Does this mean after I fixed it it will crack again?
Why does not any of my friends does have these cracks?
 
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Old 03-15-17, 11:03 AM
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While the house was vacant and unconditioned it went thru a lot of minor changes [expansion/contraction] These shouldn't reoccur now that the house is heated/cooled.
 
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Old 03-15-17, 11:25 AM
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These shouldn't reoccur now that the house is heated/cooled.
My house doesn't care if it shouldn't do this anymore
 

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