We purchased our townhome in Northern Virginia in 2014 and recently started noticing some cracks where the ceiling and wall meet. The house was built in 2009 and is three stories tall. All of the cracking appears to be occurring on the top level of the townhome, primarily in the master bathroom and one of the other bedrooms. We have also recently noticed similar cracking starting in a separate bedroom. There are also a lot of “nail pops” starting to appear throughout the house, so we know that screws were not used by the builder and perhaps this might be contributing to the issue?
Can you tell us what might be going on and what we should do to fix it and prevent it from getting worse?
Pictures attached at the below flickr photo album since we could not upload:
Joe and Mary