By Lance McCarthy
You are sitting there at the dinner table when you see it. There on the wall above the doorway. A crack! (Cue that violin screeching noise they use in the movies for when spiders or knives are shown) Why is it there? Is the house collapsing? Should you evacuate to the back yard? What do you do?
There are lots of things that can crack in a house, for lots of reasons. In short, something is moving. Could be harmless, could be a sign of something common, or could be pointing to something worse.
Here’s a quick checklist on diagnosing yours–and knowing if you should worry.