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Question DetailsAsked on 8/27/2017

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My ceilings are cracking where the sheetrock is taped

drywall ceiling is cracking where the sheet rock is taped.

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Hard to tell even with closeup inspection - usually you find the cause by looking for other symptoms or damage - foundation cracking, settling or rotten or insect damaged framing or wood support posts, overloading, eater damage, etc.


Here are a number of previous questions with answers which might help - otherwise "expert" diagnosis could range from an opinion by a home inspoector or drywall contractor (cheapest) to a Structural Engineer. Note that to really diagnose it, usually a couple of short pieces have to be stripped to see what is going on - whether cracking through the tape (if there is any tape - a lot of cheap construction skips it if the inspector is not around) or the tape is pulling free from the drywall along an edge, whether it is wetness (from above or from condensation from air conditioning) causing the tape to pull, shinkage or joist bending causing opening up at the joints (would be occurring perpendicular to the overlying joists and near the center of their spans typically), just a poor taping job coming loose, or what.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD

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Hard to tell even with closeup inspection - usually you find the cause by looking for other symptoms or damage - foundation cracking, settling or rotten or insect damaged framing or wood support posts, overloading, eater damage, etc.


Here are a number of previous questions with answers which might help - otherwise "expert" diagnosis could range from an opinion by a home inspoector or drywall contractor (cheapest) to a Structural Engineer. Note that to really diagnose it, usually a couple of short pieces have to be stripped to see what is going on - whether cracking through the tape (if there is any tape - a lot of cheap construction skips it if the inspector is not around) or the tape is pulling free from the drywall along an edge, whether it is wetness (from above or from condensation from air conditioning) causing the tape to pull, shinkage or joist bending causing opening up at the joints (would be occurring perpendicular to the overlying joists and near the center of their spans typically), just a poor taping job coming loose, or what.


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