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Question DetailsAsked on 3/30/2016

I have a crack running almost the whole width of an interior wall along the top of the wall right at the ceiling.

My house is a one story ranch and is on a slab. The crack continues around the interior corner of the wall and goes about another foot on that wall along the ceiling. What could be causing this?

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Here is a link to a previous similar question about Truss Lift, which is likely your issue -

Note when we say "truss lift" this can include rafter construction homes with intermediate bracing from rafters down to the floor joists like this image (Figures 6a, b, and c as examples), which is still a simple type of a truss -

Here are a couple of other similar questions with more on truss uplift (some are not totally on that subject) -

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