moisture damage and plaster
Our home was build in 1938. Before we moved in it was gutted, everything looked new. There were no cracks in the plaster and the paint was fresh. After living in the home for two years, we have cracks everywhere; the paint is peeling off in sheets in places and bubbling in others; a portion of the skim coat of plaster is lifting above the fireplace; the paint is peeling off of the woodwork and, the issue that concerns me most is that in a few places on the exterior walls at the top of the wall, where the wall meets the crown molding, there are water stains and the plaster feels very damp.
The home is brick and it doesn't appear as though the exterior walls are insulated. Up until 4 weeks ago we had original single pain windows in the down stairs.
Can anyone make a suggestion on how to deal with these issues. Especially the moisture/water.
I've done remodelling in other homes, but that involved drywall not plaster.