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A little background, the house was built in the 70’s and remodeled back in 2006, before we bought the house. It’s on a slab foundation and one story. Probably pretty difficult to tell, but would love some opinions on this crack. Appeared a lot smaller and is growing downward to the left. The other side is a bathroom with a bath, but no leak that is visibly apparent. I know some structural engineers are charging upwards of $400 for a visit, so I thought maybe I’d get some opinions from someone who might have seen this before before I give them a call. Thanks in advance!

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    it's not a drywall issue, that's a stress crack (torsion). that said, it might be seasonal and of no concern. if the right side of the picture is closer to the center of your house, i would be less concerned than vice-versa. check your supports in the basement, see if they still align well. it's a big crack, but not quite big enough to scare me into spending $400. if it gets much worse, or if doesn't self-close this spring, i would get someone out. – dandavis Dec 29 '17 at 19:49
  • Okay thanks. We don’t have a basement and the right side of the crack is closer to the outside than the center. It seems like that crack has slowly been growing for the past few months. – John Dec 29 '17 at 19:54
  • Big tempatures swings can also cause cracks like if the furnace is shut off in the winter for a weekend while out of town but I agree with dandavis.+ – Ed Beal Dec 29 '17 at 20:12
  • @dandavis Answers don't belong in the comments. Write it as a proper answer so it can be voted up! – mmathis Dec 29 '17 at 20:14

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