Drywall horizontal crack

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Old 05-13-20, 06:19 PM
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Drywall horizontal crack

Are small horizonal cracks in drywall serious? Its a 60 year old bungalow, it Is coming from interior door frame,The door frame that has the hairline crack is in our living room and leads to our dining room. The length is maybe 4 inch. I've tried to attach pictures, the crack is at the top right of our door frame.

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Old 05-13-20, 06:43 PM
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Serious no, annoying yes!

Houses expand and contract as weather conditions change, how the drywall was installed can be a factor.

Depends on how bad you want to eliminate, worst case rip out a section of drywall and replace or as simple as digging into the area and applying new tape or mesh!

What have you done so far?
 
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We haven't done anything yet, to be honest I feel like it's more my anxiety that is getting the best of me. I just noticed it but its usually covered by our door that stays open.
 
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Pictures are not always so great but it doesn't look too bad, your the judge and jury on that!
 
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That's an area of stress and the common proactive solution is to use one sheet of drywall to surround a door frame rather than have joints. Looks like that was likely not done here so anything you do will probably not have permanent effect.
 
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