There are so many houses with cracks in the stucco and dry wall. The question we often ask is why?…cracks are indications of structural movement typically caused by seismic activity or foundation differential settlement. This can cause Structural connections to detach as shown here at the ridge. Such disconnect reveals compromised integrity and lack of stability during future seismic events or future differential settlement.
A Structural Engineering evaluation and consultation is required to determine the right retrofit.
Jeremy Livermore, S.E., P.E.
Structural Engineer, License #: S5905
Civil Engineer, License #: C71491
OC Structure Check
1133 Camelback St.
Newport Beach, CA 92658