06:19AM | 07/27/05
Member Since: 07/21/05
7 lifetime posts

I have a leaking ceiling and it has me totally baffled, maybe someone else could help me out. I have a drop ceiling in the first floor living room that leaks when it rains. I have removed the drop tiles and there are some old 1' by 1' tiles above the drop ceiling. In the leaking area most of these tiles are gone (removed by previous owner?) and above those are thin strips of wood closely spaced with plaster between (like the old plaster walls). The water seems to be coming from the plaster, the problem is that there are no leaks in any of the rooms on the second floor and all plumbing is in the basement and first floor so there are no pipes above the leaking area. We had a new roof installed this spring because of previous leaks in the upstairs bedrooms. Could this new leak still be related to the roofing problem? If so why aren't we seeing any leaks upstairs? Please help!

doug seibert

06:47AM | 07/27/05
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
I think you'll need to open the ceiling to determine the source of the leak......

The drop ceiling will help conceal the De-construction.......

Plumbing in the form of roof vents still exist within the structure above any fixtures......their open design can allow water to enter the structure if the flashing (boots/jacks) are leaking OR the vent pipe itself is cracked/leaking........

"....If so why aren't we seeing any leaks upstairs?....."

.....It all flows downhill.....

is the rain working thru the upstairs wall cavities.....appearing downstairs.......


07:39AM | 07/27/05
Member Since: 07/21/05
7 lifetime posts
Thank you, I will try opening up the ceiling more to reveal the source of the leak! Thanks for such a quick reply.
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