1929 Vintage Home Ceiling Cracks. When are cracks a functional concern?

  1. GmaGoldie profile image77
    GmaGoldieposted 6 years ago

    1929 Vintage Home Ceiling Cracks.  When are cracks a functional concern?

    Vintage homes have cracks in their plastic - I understand that but when are they no longer just a cosmetic concern?

    We moved into a 1929 home and brought my gigantic, super heavy modern furniture.  I see cracks and I am scared I am straining the basic structure of my lovely home.  The king bed probably weighs 500 lbs, the super large all wood dressers about another 500 lbs.  I purchased them for a lifetime 30 years ago - Drexel Heritage but I fear they are hurting my home.

  2. mcrawford76 profile image83
    mcrawford76posted 6 years ago

    The likelihood of your heavy furniture damaging the overall structure of your home is slim.
    The possibility of structural damage because your foundation is slipping and or cracked is higher. Have your foundation checked, if the foundation is good, the cracks are normal settling of the building.