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I live in an historic house - built in 1860. I have noticed multiple cracks in the upstairs bedroom ceiling and also see a crack in the wall in the dining room that is directly below the bedroom. I can't tell whether the cracks in the ceiling are coming from the slate roof, which also has leaked in some other areas in the bedroom, or from perhaps a problem with the foundation of the house. Thoughts?

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The ceiling cracks in the upstairs are also appearing in other rooms as well.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Do I need to get a structural engineer to examine the crack in the dining room wall near the floor to determine if that is the source of the cracks in the upstairs ceilings in many rooms?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'm fine with this mode of communication.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Can you respond to my question?
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 4 months ago
I apologize for the delay. I got stuck in a meeting.
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Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 4 months ago
Are the cracks in the ceiling near the walls or kind of midpoint between the walls?
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Most are in the middle of the ceiling or moving from close to the wall toward the middle of the ceiling.
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 4 months ago
Thank you. Are the cracks primarily in One Direction or are they really in both directions?
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Both directions.
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 4 months ago
Can you attach any pictures?
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
the first few are all from the ceiling and walls within one bedroom. The last one is of the crack in the wall in the dining room directly below that bedroom
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