Forum Title: Crack above bathroom door?
Hi All - Let me know if there's a better forum to post this into. I thought maybe walls or ceiling but since it's dealing with a door, I figured what the heck. Anyway, I bought this townhouse (corner unit, built in 2007) about 1.5 years ago and during the inspection we noticed a crack that went from the top of a door frame to the ceiling. The inspector however said not to worry about it and it's just the house settling. The door doesn't close all the way. This is an internal door from the master bedroom to the master bathroom on the top floor. The only thing above it is the roof and the roof top deck. I had a company come in and repaint the whole house after we closed and shortly after they painted over the crack it returned. It didn't look like they used any compound or anything but I thought nothing of it. Tonight, though, I noticed on the other side of the door frame another crack near the top left corner of the frame. The one is about 6 inches long but a very thin crack. I've attached some pictures to better show what I'm seeing. I feel like the single crack from the top of the door frame to the ceiling was a known quantity but this new crack concerns me a little and makes me think I'm ignoring a bigger issue. This is the only door in the house that has any cracks like this and doors that won't close. So, a few questions: 1. Is this pointing to a bigger issue? If so, what is the best route to go from here? 2. If it's not an issue and just normal house stuff (I have only ever lived in a high rise previously), is there a recommendation? Thanks in advance for your assistance! I really appreciate it! Thanks, Greg
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: CHARLES S (Charlotte, NC), 01/24/2019

I'd probably just put it on the foundation. Whats the height difference on the exterior?

- NEIL GRAVES (Bloomington, IN), 02/19/2019

Use a level to check the plumb & the level of the door & the frame itself. Put the level on both sides of the frame & the top of it. Do the same on the door. Make sure that all screws on the hinges are tight.

- RICHARD DAVIS (Kennewick, WA), 02/24/2019

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