if it ain't one thing, it's another. for those of you that frequent the basement/attic forum, you'll note i had some water issues in my basement [project still in progress..]. well, at about midnight this past saturday, i had a bedroom cieling come crashing down...litteraly!! i knew it needed some attention as it had developed cracks in it some time ago, and it had been sagging. at that time, i had 'cobbed' up some re-enforcement strips to keep it up there. well, come sturday night, gravity took over! [lucky enough, my boy heard it make some noise, and decided the livingroom couch was a good spot to sleep].
the ironic part is, once it fell, i couldn't help but wonder what kept it up so long. seems it started life as 1/2" drywall with a lovely coating of about 3/4" of what looks to be CEMENT board!! that rooms cieling musta weighed in at @ a ton!!
we spent an hour carrying out the 'debris', just so we could get to 'the floor' to figure out the carnage.
upside is, it was the only room that wasn't re-done by previous owner, and it WAS in need of re-doing anyway, and i couldn't figure out how i was going to remove the cieling anyway, so it kinda worked out [in a crazy sort of way].
good news is, 90% of the cieling is now sporting new drywall, and i had the opportunity to wire in a light switch in the wall, rather than stumble in the dark to flip on the light.
i took some pic's of this adventure, and when done, i'll snap some more so you can see the after.
maybe when this is done, i can finish my basement waterproofing plumbing!
p.s. K2, i know you're getting a chuckle out of this, don't ask me why, but i have a feeling you've been there before....
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