Earthquake update.... We have had damage to the house.
We were so concerned about the foundation we never even thought to check the upstairs guest bedrooms and upstairs library. Those three rooms have had no work done on the original plaster walls or ceilings.
There were items that fell to the floor from shelves but the main problems are the ceilings.
The ceiling in the smallest guest room looks like it's about to fall in - there is cracking everywhere and it is sagging in spots. The two inner walls that form the stairwell have also detached from the ceiling by 1/2 an inch. This room is the worse and is on the south side of the house. The other two rooms are similar but the ceilings do not look like they are about to cave in.
So basically, we now have one room that needs to be completely gutted.
3 days ago