Re: New house and cracks already!
Track the spread of the cracks;
1- Number the cracks for reference. make a chart
2- Take pictures. some close, some far away
3- Measure the cracks length and width once a month always on the same day of the month
4- Keep a written log of the cracks
5- Buy calipers if you need to measure the cracks
6- Use an old trick- place 2 stamps (the kind connected by perforations) one on each side of the crack to detect both horizontal and sheer movement.
7- Draw a hash mark perpendicular across the crack to detect movement
You may find;
1- You're not paranoid
2- There are seasonal changes
3- You'll have proof for an engineer / lawyer aside from the "rantings of a crazy home owner"
Last edited by HoustonRemodeler; 09-13-2013 at 02:01 PM.