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phyllis177

05:38AM | 12/17/07
Member Since: 12/16/07
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This is an old house that I just moved into, renting, in March '07. Now it's December and I am seeing cracks going up the wall where the paper board meets in the corner. There are cracks at the top of the wall at the molding over it and under it. What is going on? I want to buy this house but I don't know if that is a good idea. There is also water in the basement, everytime it rains. There are signs of water soaking into the cinderbricks in the basement. Also wetness on the cinderbricks.

joed

04:51AM | 12/19/07
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Sounds like truss uplift may be your problem.

http://www.buildingscienceconsulting.com/resources/walls/dywall_wood_truss_uplift.pdf
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