I'm thinking about buying a condo which has cracks on the ceiling and wall in several rooms. The condo is located on the 4th floor in a 7 stories apartment building in New Jersey. It's steel and concrete. I'm worried that these cracks might be caused by water leaking or structural problems. Any advice would be much appreciated.
This is a corner unit. The two walls shown in the photo are supporting walls. They are the inside parts of the exterior walls of the building. Could the cracks be caused by pipe leaking above the ceiling? Could they be caused by water from outside leaking through the exterior walls?
If the cracks are caused by water leaking through the exterior walls, how do I fix it? How big is the project?
I'm pretty sure that the crack in the first photo is due to previous leaking from the unit above. How about the crack in the second photo?
This is one of the walls in living room. This is probably not a supporting wall. Behind this wall is the kitchen. What might be causing this type of crack?