We purchased a new construction home in June 2010. The construction had just been completed prior to us moving in.
Since moving in we have noticed many cracks - the grout in the bathrooms (the vertical and horizontal grout lines), the miter joints of many of the door and window frame moldings, the floorboard pulling off the wall. And this morning we found a sizeable crack in a wall. The upper right hand miter joint of the window frame molding cracked and separated - and the crack then continues into the wall right up to the ceiling. The cracks all have some width to them including the new one in the wall.
Here are a couple additional tidbits about the house that may be important: 1- the home was built next to a wetland, 2- the home was initially started by one builder who went bankrupt, the home sat vacant for a while and then a second builder (who we dealt with) finished the home, 3- we live in MA and currently have lots of snow on the roof (although the cracks started long before the snow came).
My questions: 1- What could be happening to the house? 2- Should we have the structural integrity assessed? If yes, what type of professional would we call?
The home is under the builder's warrantee for one year.
Thank you for any information!!