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Old 10-02-2008, 07:42 PM   #1
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Beams in Living Room Cracking

I have four beams in my living room that are splitting from top to bottom. We just bought the house and there was slight splitting but yesterday I heard a loud pop almost like a gun shot. I didn't know what it was. When my husband came home he noticed the cracks looked deeper and longer. Is this normal. And most of all is it safe.


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Old 10-02-2008, 09:05 PM   #2
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We need a lot more info. A picture would help immensely. How old is the house? What are the beams made of? Any recent changes in humidity (opening the windows, etc)? Structural modifications?


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