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greeneyes830g

09:49AM | 09/18/04
Member Since: 09/17/04
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I live in a 100 year old New England home. My problem is that I keep finding hairline cracks..usually around the doors and windows. I have not done any construction projects for a couple of years, yet they re-appear. My thoughts are that the foundation may not be solid..but I need help figuring this out. Thanks to anyone who replies.

Piffin

03:48PM | 09/22/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Houses move

Foundations heave and settle from rains

Lumber shrinks and swells from moisture and drying cycles

plaster cracks from structure under it moving

paint and caulk dry out and shrinkl back.

Excellence is its own reward!


greeneyes830g

04:09PM | 09/22/04
Member Since: 09/17/04
4 lifetime posts
Thank you for your reply..I guess that means the house is normal, and not falling down! Have a great day!

greeneyes830g

04:09PM | 09/22/04
Member Since: 09/17/04
4 lifetime posts
Thank you for your reply..I guess that means the house is normal, and not falling down! Have a great day!

greeneyes830g

04:09PM | 09/22/04
Member Since: 09/17/04
4 lifetime posts
Thank you for your reply..I guess that means the house is normal, and not falling down! Have a great day!

Piffin

04:32PM | 09/22/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
I appreciate the gratitude, but you can get up off your knees now, LOL

Excellence is its own reward!


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