• How to Determine if the Cracks in Walls Are Serious | Hunker

    Aug 23 2018· Fluctuating humidity levels soil movement and shallow foundations are typically responsible for settling which may result in cracks in the ceiling or walls Although generally a cracked wall is nothing to worry about certain cracks indicate serious structural damage

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  • How To Diagnose Common Plaster Problems | The Craftsman

    Apr 18 2016· How To Diagnose Common Plaster Problems there is a chance it may fall away from the wall or ceiling and come crashing down The cracks often run parallel to the lath (horizontally on walls and lengthwise on ceilings) and I later found a 15 ft length cast iron drain line in the crawl space was split along the bottom dumping all water

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  • How Do I Repair Cracks in a Textured Ceiling? | This Old House

    Fill the exposed crack with a paintable caulk and coat the repair area with latex primer To replace the texture get one of the aerosol spray texture repair kits sold at home centers They come in several varieties to match various ceiling textures including splatter orange peel knock down and acoustic also know as "popcorn"

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  • Hairline cracks appearing in new plastering work MyBuilder

    Plaster work will normally crack as when it dries it shrinks This can vary from a few cracks to lots it all depends on drying times How hot the property has been etc Was the area was prepared properly? Was there cracks in the wall before? was the wall sealed before plastering? Was the second coat applied too soon after the 1st coat?

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  • Truss Uplift and Ceiling Cracks askthebuilder

    DEAR TIM Cracks have begun to appear where the walls meet the ceiling in the top floor of my home These cracks are most prominent along the walls in the center of the house I've also noticed that the baseboard has lifted up from the floor in other plac These cracks seem to

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  • Repairing small cracks in internal plaster walls and ceilings

    Repairing cracks Small cracks in plaster should first be widened so that filler can be pushed right in and has something to key on to The corner of a scraper or filling knife is ideal for removing any loose plaster and for opening up and deepening the crack Try to undercut the crack with the corner of the scraper to give a better key for the

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  • What Can Cause Cracks in Ceilings? | Hunker

    What Can Cause Cracks in Ceilings? By Chris Deziel SAVE; While unattractive cracks in your ceiling usually aren't a cause for alarm unless they accompany other problems such as blackened drywall or a known leak If your ceilings are plastered cracks are often attributable to weathering of the plaster

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  • How to Fix Hairline Cracks in Drywall Ceiling ReadPlease

    Hairline cracks can happen virtually anywhere but they are most common where the two pieces of drywall meet in the ceiling Hairline cracks not only look unsightly but they can eventually lead to larger more noticeable cracks in the ceiling as well Hairline cracks are

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  • hair line cracks on ceilings | DIYnot Forums

    Feb 07 2012· hair line cracks on ceilings Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by jim1980 2 Feb 2012 I have used polyfiller hairline crack filler and crack free ceiling paint on one crack and it has come back you need a flexible filler polycell do various products for hair line cracks

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  • How to Cover a Ceiling Crack | how tos | DIY

    A leaking refrigerant line creates an unsightly ceiling stain in this home Learn how to identify and fix stains to make a ceiling look new again steps will walk you through the process of adding wood blocking between joists in the attic to resolve a recurring ceiling crack below How to Repair Large Holes in

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  • Drywall cracks cause & prevention of cracks in

    Drywall cracks in ceilings or walls This article describes the common causes of all types of cracks that appear in drywall or gypsum board or plasterboard walls & ceilings in building interiors Illustrations show where cracks are most likely to appear explain why and suggest both repair approaches to drywall cracks and how to prevent cracking in plasterboard or gypsum board

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  • Strait Flex 2 in x 50 ft Crack Tape Drywall Joint Tape

    2 in x 50 ft Crack Tape Drywall Joint Tape CT 50S is rated 49 out of 5 by 10 Rated 5 out of 5 by FXP1 from Easy to work I rarely use ordinary paper tape these days preferring mesh tape for my projects so thought I'd try Strait Flex's Crack Tape

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  • Any magic for fixing persistent cracks? Drywall

    Sep 20 2010· I went to see 30 foot wide ceiling today that had a perfectly straight crack right down the middle of it (directly under the center of the roof trusses) It's almost like 2 cracks where the paper has twisted over an unfilled 1/4" gap in the boarding behind the tape (but in the case from what I saw digging there was no gap) Any magic for

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  • How to Troubleshoot and Fix Ceiling Leaks

    Discoloration sagging drywall or buckling plaster and dripping water from your ceiling might make you think that the ceiling itself is leakingIn reality water coming from the ceiling is a symptom of some other home system that is actually leaking When a ceiling shows signs of water damage and dripping water the place to look is in one of two home systems the roofing system or the

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  • cracks in ceiling | Screwfix Community Forum

    Mar 08 2008· had the ceiling plastered straight away noticed hairline crack when dry filled it rubbed it downgave the ceiling 3 coats emulsion can still see the crack wots the best way to sort it chaps Depends on the heating if he has plastered in a cold room and they have whacked the heating up then this can cause the plaster to crack

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  • There's a straight line crack on the ceiling What is it?

    There's a straight line crack on the ceiling What is it? There's a straight line crack on the ceiling that appears to be protruding a little more over the last couple of months Can anyone identify what it is? Is it something we should worry about? The house was built beginning of 2014 (one year ago)

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  • How to Tell if Your Lath & Plaster Ceiling Needs to Come

    How to Tell if Your Lath & Plaster Ceiling Needs to Come Down the builder has come back twice once to fill in cracks and then paint the ceiling again Those cracks are covered but now I see two new hairline cracks Thank you! A crack (could almost be considered hairline) is running in a jagged line from about 2 foot from one corner

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  • How to Repair a Ceiling Crack | Today's Homeowner

    Jan 08 2017· Foot step on Attic Drywall Ceiling Easy Fix! How to repair a cracked drywall ceiling with the furring strip trick Attic step throughs happen more than one would think Some worse than others I

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  • A crack in my ceiling Is this anything to worry about

    Feb 21 2009· I have a home that is 8 years old in fairly good condition This past week we noticed a crack in the ceiling about 18 inches long It isn't wide and might be directly over the taping that was done for the sheetrock I don't see anything unusual outside on the walls and roof nor under in the crawl space under the room with the crack

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  • Hairline cracks Drywall Finishing Drywall Talk

    Nov 12 2010· Just completed a drywall ceiling in a basement (25 4x10 sheets) for a customer I just recieved a call that some of the joints have hairline cracks in them The entire ceiling was screwed and glued (liquid nails) I kept the electric heat set around 68 70 durring the job I

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  • Filling fine cracks in internal walls/ceilings have

    Filling fine cracks in internal walls/ceilings have tried but they reappear! the walls have been skimmed by previous owner and are just settling cracks When putting up curtain poles cracks appeared along the line of drill holes (plaster applied too thinly?) cracks outlining ceiling plasterboard needs replastering?

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  • Repairing small cracks in internal plaster walls and ceilings

    Repairing cracks Small cracks in plaster should first be widened so that filler can be pushed right in and has something to key on to The corner of a scraper or filling knife is ideal for removing any loose plaster and for opening up and deepening the crack Try to undercut the crack with the corner of the scraper to give a better key for the

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  • Repair Hairline Cracks In Ceiling Easy Step By Step

    Easily remove and repair hairline cracks in ceiling with this step by step detailed guide How to source the cheapest and best way to get rid of those horrible hairline cracks Using the best tools for a beginner to repair master and create that professional finish

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  • How to Repair a Drywall Ceiling | HGTV

    Secure the drywall to the ceiling joists using drywall screws The screws should just dimple the drywall rather than breaking all the way through the surface 8 Apply a thin layer of joint compound over the joints and drywall screws and apply a piece of drywall tape to the wet joint compound The Property Brothers Have a New Line of Self

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