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    Aug 2007

    Default Re: House cracking and popping

    I believe the baseboard cracking is just the drier winter air shrinking the wood. If you use paintable caulk on the joints, it will hide the cracks and allow for some flex.

    The drywall cracks that are showing up may be from the same thing as studs/joists that may have been replaced dry out. Or it could be a settling or support problem, there is no way to tell without seeing it. Since you mention it occurs during heating / cooling I am leaning toward the drying out and movement of the wood.

    The crack in the outside steps wall...is there water getting in there and freezing and expanding causing the crack maybe? Again, can't tell from this distance.
    Last edited by bp21901; 02-16-2010 at 09:38 AM.

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