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rosieP

05:01AM | 11/09/03
Member Since: 11/08/03
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My house was built in the early 80's. I bought it in 1995. When I purchased the house it did not have any problems. I live in the Caribbean(Puerto Rico). When the hurricane season came I noticed that I had a leaky ceiling. My dad came over and fixed the problem. But recently I started to notice that there are cracks in the ceiling...the stucco finish is falling off and in my room a big chunk fell off during the night and fell on me..I didn't fall asleep after that. What can I do to patch it up? I don't have leaks anymore but I'm worried that the ceiling might collapse on me or my daughter during the night.

mellisv

09:37AM | 11/12/03
Member Since: 11/09/03
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If local to the room with the leak then it is probably a result of the leak and weakening of the plaster. No one can say if it will fall or not unless an inspection is made. Call a local home inspector to come out and take a look. It may cost you upwards of $75 but it is worth the money if you will be loosing sleep.
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