HELP -- My wall is rising!
I had to pull up some carpeting and padding because of some water. The area is a short (7') hall way to the master bath, with a walk-in closet on the side.
With the carpet up I can look under the wall and see about a 1/4" + gap between the 2x4 and the floor. The floor is within 1/32 of flat (using a 2ft level) but the ceiling is way off rising towards the external wall.
It is an interior, non-bearing wall - 2x4's and sheetrock, 16" center on the second floor. There is unfinished but well insulated attic above with a non-truss roof. House was built in 2001. We are in central CT and it has been very cold of late.
There are no ceiling or wall cracks in the family room below, but there are cracks in the sheet rock near the closet and bathroom doors (in the hallway). Additionally, the door frame to the bathroom is also lopsided.
Having no inclination to tear apart the wall and redo it... should it be opened up to screw the plate to the floor? Or should I use some wedges and construction adhesive under it? Or should I just leave it alone?
Thanks in advance for your help!!!!