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johnm99 09-21-2010 12:14 PM

Repairing cracks in the ceiling
 
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Hello all...

I am trying to get my house in sellable shape and I need to or would like to fix my ceilings. I am suspect of some foundational issues but in my area am having a hard time getting someone to come out and check on this.

Either way the sheetrock is cracking in several rooms throughout the house, mainly on the ceilings but I have noticed a couple of walls that it is begining to apear on as well. On the walls it is mostly along the framing of the door or windows. (I was wondering if this was possibly just a joint that wasnt taped?) On the ceilings there really is no ryhme or reason for the location of the cracks. They are not neccessarily along a joint or anything and they are not just a straight line either. Most of these meandor across the ceiling.

I was once told I could hot patch the cracks on the walls and this would be good enough to conceal the cracks. Is this true, and if so could I do that with the ceilings as well. Would I need to apply tape over the cracks and treat it like a joint?

On a side note most of the ceiling texture is not uniform anyway and I am willing to scrape and retexture this in the end... I would rather not replace the sheet rock if possible...

Any suggestions????

Thanks


johnm99 09-21-2010 12:14 PM

Repairing cracks in the ceiling
 
5 Attachment(s)

Hello all...

I am trying to get my house in sellable shape and I need to or would like to fix my ceilings. I am suspect of some foundational issues but in my area am having a hard time getting someone to come out and check on this.

Either way the sheetrock is cracking in several rooms throughout the house, mainly on the ceilings but I have noticed a couple of walls that it is begining to apear on as well. On the walls it is mostly along the framing of the door or windows. (I was wondering if this was possibly just a joint that wasnt taped?) On the ceilings there really is no ryhme or reason for the location of the cracks. They are not neccessarily along a joint or anything and they are not just a straight line either. Most of these meandor across the ceiling.

I was once told I could hot patch the cracks on the walls and this would be good enough to conceal the cracks. Is this true, and if so could I do that with the ceilings as well. Would I need to apply tape over the cracks and treat it like a joint?

On a side note most of the ceiling texture is not uniform anyway and I am willing to scrape and retexture this in the end... I would rather not replace the sheet rock if possible...

Any suggestions????

Thanks


johnm99 09-21-2010 12:14 PM

Repairing cracks in the ceiling
 
5 Attachment(s)

Hello all...

I am trying to get my house in sellable shape and I need to or would like to fix my ceilings. I am suspect of some foundational issues but in my area am having a hard time getting someone to come out and check on this.

Either way the sheetrock is cracking in several rooms throughout the house, mainly on the ceilings but I have noticed a couple of walls that it is begining to apear on as well. On the walls it is mostly along the framing of the door or windows. (I was wondering if this was possibly just a joint that wasnt taped?) On the ceilings there really is no ryhme or reason for the location of the cracks. They are not neccessarily along a joint or anything and they are not just a straight line either. Most of these meandor across the ceiling.

I was once told I could hot patch the cracks on the walls and this would be good enough to conceal the cracks. Is this true, and if so could I do that with the ceilings as well. Would I need to apply tape over the cracks and treat it like a joint?

On a side note most of the ceiling texture is not uniform anyway and I am willing to scrape and retexture this in the end... I would rather not replace the sheet rock if possible...

Any suggestions????

Thanks


johnm99 09-21-2010 12:14 PM

Repairing cracks in the ceiling
 
5 Attachment(s)

Hello all...

I am trying to get my house in sellable shape and I need to or would like to fix my ceilings. I am suspect of some foundational issues but in my area am having a hard time getting someone to come out and check on this.

Either way the sheetrock is cracking in several rooms throughout the house, mainly on the ceilings but I have noticed a couple of walls that it is begining to apear on as well. On the walls it is mostly along the framing of the door or windows. (I was wondering if this was possibly just a joint that wasnt taped?) On the ceilings there really is no ryhme or reason for the location of the cracks. They are not neccessarily along a joint or anything and they are not just a straight line either. Most of these meandor across the ceiling.

I was once told I could hot patch the cracks on the walls and this would be good enough to conceal the cracks. Is this true, and if so could I do that with the ceilings as well. Would I need to apply tape over the cracks and treat it like a joint?

On a side note most of the ceiling texture is not uniform anyway and I am willing to scrape and retexture this in the end... I would rather not replace the sheet rock if possible...

Any suggestions????

Thanks


johnm99 09-21-2010 12:14 PM

Repairing cracks in the ceiling
 
5 Attachment(s)

Hello all...

I am trying to get my house in sellable shape and I need to or would like to fix my ceilings. I am suspect of some foundational issues but in my area am having a hard time getting someone to come out and check on this.

Either way the sheetrock is cracking in several rooms throughout the house, mainly on the ceilings but I have noticed a couple of walls that it is begining to apear on as well. On the walls it is mostly along the framing of the door or windows. (I was wondering if this was possibly just a joint that wasnt taped?) On the ceilings there really is no ryhme or reason for the location of the cracks. They are not neccessarily along a joint or anything and they are not just a straight line either. Most of these meandor across the ceiling.

I was once told I could hot patch the cracks on the walls and this would be good enough to conceal the cracks. Is this true, and if so could I do that with the ceilings as well. Would I need to apply tape over the cracks and treat it like a joint?

On a side note most of the ceiling texture is not uniform anyway and I am willing to scrape and retexture this in the end... I would rather not replace the sheet rock if possible...

Any suggestions????

Thanks


johnm99 09-21-2010 09:11 PM

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the pics here are the foyer in the 1st two, the next 2 are in the front hallway and the last one is at the end of the hallway (thats the attic door in the pic)


johnm99 09-21-2010 09:11 PM

5 Attachment(s)

the pics here are the foyer in the 1st two, the next 2 are in the front hallway and the last one is at the end of the hallway (thats the attic door in the pic)


johnm99 09-21-2010 09:11 PM

5 Attachment(s)

the pics here are the foyer in the 1st two, the next 2 are in the front hallway and the last one is at the end of the hallway (thats the attic door in the pic)


johnm99 09-21-2010 09:11 PM

5 Attachment(s)

the pics here are the foyer in the 1st two, the next 2 are in the front hallway and the last one is at the end of the hallway (thats the attic door in the pic)


johnm99 09-21-2010 09:11 PM

5 Attachment(s)

the pics here are the foyer in the 1st two, the next 2 are in the front hallway and the last one is at the end of the hallway (thats the attic door in the pic)



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