Q: A week ago we installed hardwood flooring on our main floor. 2 Massive cracks have developed: first in ceiling, and then an even larger crack appeared going up the stairwell above the new flooring. Is this common? We will have them filled and repaired, but I’m concerned.
A: I don’t know what the relationship could be of having a hardwood floor installed with cracks in the ceiling or up the staircase. If this is a new house perhaps it is still drying out. If this is the case, I hope the installers checked the sub floor for moisture first.
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