There is step crack under the window of my house. This is on the drywall.

Is this an issue? How do I proceed?

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Horizontal or vertical cracks in drywall are usually just cosmetic. Diagonal cracks can indicate settling.


If you nave a basement, go check for any signs of settling. Regardless, the repair is easy. Thin layers of joint compound, sand, paint.

  • The repair is "easy" assuming that it's only bad drywalling. If there's a foundation, the repair isn't "easy" or "cheap"
    – FreeMan
    Commented Aug 4, 2023 at 15:19

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