I totally thought someone had broken into my house last night. I heard at loud crack around 11:30 and jumped out of bed. Thankfully, there wasn't an intruder, but the popping/cracking sound continued on and off all night.

I did a little research this morning and was super excited to learn that my house wasn't falling apart. Norbert Delatte, a civil and environmental engineering department chairman and professor at Cleveland State University explained the sound on Cleveland.com " Pretty much all building materials – wood, concrete, steel – expand with heat and contract with cold. The foundation of a house stays at a more normal temperature where the outside of the house is trying to shrink against it, so whatever connections there are between the foundation and home, they would be making some noise."

There's nothing to worry about and there's nothing you can do about it.

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