How do I tell if our home is coming apart at the marriage wall?

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Kathy & Chris

How do I tell if our home is coming apart at the marriage wall?

Post by Kathy & Chris » Sun Sep 07, 2003 9:35 am

Help! How can I be sure our home is not splitting at the marriage wall? Are there signs to look for?

We own a 2000 Redmond that was set on a foundation three years ago. I have been observing the marriage wall and it seems that the home is not set properly. The carpeting is lifting at the marriage wall and you can see the wall coming apart by the batting strips over the section where the two halves are joined.

I believe the warranty ran out, but the home may not have been set properly to begin with. We are on a foundation, but this is not a new foundation. There was an existing home here before we took over the property.

I've also noticed, when you walk over the marriage wall section, you can actually feel the heat through the floor where the heating vents meet at the marriage wall.

What could happen if this continues to split apart? How will I know if my determination is correct just by my observations?

Who should I contact to check this out?
Thank you
Kathy & Chris

Bill Fry

Re: How do I tell if our home is coming apart at the marriage wall?

Post by Bill Fry » Mon Sep 08, 2003 4:55 pm

It sounds like your home is moving on its foundation.It would have to be reset or releavled to correct the problem.Check your yellow pages for mobile home movers or dealers.They should be able to set you up with someone who can inspect your home and recomend a plan of action.

Roy Bonney

Re: How do I tell if our home is coming apart at the marriage wall?

Post by Roy Bonney » Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:40 am

The conditions you speak to, do not indicate a separation, but rather the materials used in construction expanding or contracting. Natural wood products will change slightly with weather conditions. Sheet rock will also be effected with the humidity and can be subject to movement. It may be the sheet rock pulling from the battan, as opposed to the battan pulling from the sheet rock. Carpet peaking at the seam is also noted from humidity changes. If in fact you have a "in floor" crossover, and not a flex duct system, the gasket could be out of place. Have these items checked by a knowledgeable inspector. I would also review the installation manual furnished with the home, to verify skirting ventilation and marriage wall column support piering for accuracy.

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Re: How do I tell if our home is coming apart at the marriage wall?

Post by kontractor » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:39 pm

Same Question. Trying to submit attatch picture, but says file is too large. Gap opening at ceiling joint.

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