Cracks in your property can be concerning, but not all cracks are equal.

Here's a quick guide to help you distinguish between hairline cracks and major cracks:

Hairline Cracks: Thin, shallow cracks less than 1/16 inch wide. Typically cosmetic and result from settling or minor shifts. Found in corners of windows, along drywall seams, or where materials meet. Usually uniform in width and don't widen over time.

Major Cracks: Wider than 1/16 inch, can extend several inches or more. Often indicate structural issues like foundation problems. Found in load-bearing walls, foundation slabs, and may be accompanied by bulging walls or uneven floors. Require immediate attention to prevent further damage. In summary, while hairline cracks are usually harmless, major cracks signal potential structural problems that need professional assessment.

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