All buildings, regardless of when or where they were built and with what material, are subject to movement. It can be seasonal shrinkage and expansion due to cold and heat, or the movement can be caused by slow settling into the ground below the home. As a result, cracks are a natural part of any home, whether in the walls or the ceilings.
The first, and most obvious, determiner in structural and age-related cracks is their size. Spider web cracks are a normal part of a home settling over the years. They can run throughout the home, not only on the ceiling but also on the walls, floors, grout joints in tile installations and concrete slabs. Alternatively, large cracks that are more than 1/16 inch wide are a sign of structural issues and should be dealt with.
Cracks that cause concern are those which run across the length of a ceiling and then continue down a wall along the same line. This is a sign of structural damage, usually related to a weak wall stud or perhaps something that was jarred loose in an earthquake or the settling of the home over time. Again, the size of the crack can help you determine if it is a pressing issue or something which has just begun to form.
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