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Ozzyozzy

02:02PM | 09/15/05
Member Since: 09/14/05
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I have owned my home for a little over a year now and have noticed that my ceiling is bowed upward. My house was built in the 70's I know this was not there before and seemed to apear overnight. I have checked the attic and no noticeable damage (water) is present, in fact it hasn't rained in two weeks or so. What would the problem be? And how would I go about fixing it?

Thaks in advance.

k2

07:03PM | 09/15/05
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi OZ,

This is kinda strange. I've heard of ceilings bowed downward--where the drywall falls off in the middle (and of course becomes a hazard in the process), but I'm not sure I understand the reverse.

It's hard to picture this over the internet. Is it possible that you have some shifting--say, in the crawlspace? Is it possible that the water table is playing tricks with footings?

If any of these are happening, you might consider posting to the Foundations forum. Please be as descriptive as possible--even going so far as to post links to pictures, etc. And if you figure anything out, please post back.

I, for one, am most curious! Take care, and good luck!!

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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doug seibert

02:22AM | 09/16/05
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
Lightweight roof trusses can move dramatically with the seasons........"Truss Lift"

One construction method is to attach the perimeter of each room's drywall to the top of the wall plate and the drywall field to the trusses......

When the humidity changes and the Truss "lifts".....the ceiling/wall joint remains sound and the drywall bows upward with the truss....


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