Repairing cracks in the ceiling
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...
Last edited by johnm99; 09-21-2010 at 09:13 PM.