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In my other post I showed some crack arounds windows/doors on my main floor that everybody said are just cosmetic (still waiting for an engineer to come) and fixable. In that post I mentioned there are cracks in the basement, but I didn't have pictures to share. Well here they are, and to me they look just like a terrible job was done when whoever finished the basement in the '90s did it. From what I can tell, it's all on taped edges, but the one stairstep is concerning. Additionally, the gap along the stairs and the wall is horrid, when we bought the house in the Fall of 2020, they clearly caulked the heck out of that gap as it was non-existent and then after our 2nd Winter, it's ripped wide open.

Any of these of concern to anybody?

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Image 1: Section where the bulkheads meet basement walkout to backyard; cracks where they all meet

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Image 2: Closer view of Image 1

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Image 3: Another closer view of Image 1 and 2, showing the worst crack in basement, the "stairstep"
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Image 4: Another part of the basement, but a crack on the end corner of a bulkhead, "stairstep"-ish

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Image 5: Same area of basement, further down the same bulkhead, appears to be a tape crack

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It all looks like drops, it could be bad drywalling or questionable framing or some of both.
Drops? I will say that many parts of the ceiling I can visibly push up, as if not fully secured. There were a lot of new nail pops when we had the floors above repaired/installed (hardwood 2-3/4" t/g planks) and that caused the pops in the basement, but more have been appearing.
 

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Drops? I will say that many parts of the ceiling I can visibly push up, as if not fully secured. There were a lot of new nail pops when we had the floors above repaired/installed (hardwood 2-3/4" t/g planks) and that caused the pops in the basement, but more have been appearing.
You would have to remove some drywall to see how they are framed. Some people don't put a lot of thought into building them .
 

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This looks like metal corner bead that got bumped at some time and came loose from the sheetrock, and they tried to caulk and paint over it. Should have cleaned it up and rebedded with fresh joint compound.

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