Originally Posted by Ron6519
You can easily do a priliminary check yourself.
Is any of the plaster inside showing signs of new cracking?
Does this house have a basement?
Any signs, under the front door of water damage? Insect damage?
Has the stoop settled at all?
Does water puddle there during rains?
Do the downspouts empty close to the house?
If you see anything, take pictures and post them.
No there are no cracks inside the house at all. Its only outside the house. Lately, Have been sealing up all the gaps and holes that was already there because of cold air infiltration. I am not sure if that is the problem.
This house does have a basement which is directly below my living room and the kitchen.
It is funny that you asked me about water damage. Directly below my porch is a coal room that runs across the width of house. This coal is never used and it is pretty much opened outside elements (rain, cold air.) All around the coal room, rain water leaks into it. There is plenty of moisture in that coal room. Now, that I have it sealed off from leaking moisture into my basement, that might have something to do with this crack in my concrete stoop.
I don't think the stoop settled at all, maybe my rest of the house may have sunk just a 1/8 of inch.
On my porch in front of my door there is usually a puddle of water if it does rain. Not a whole lot just a little puddle.
Downspout maybe close to the house but I don't think that this the problem. It empties about feet away from the house.
Thanks for your comments Ron,