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Frustrated Ceiling cracks


I have a 19' valuted ceiling that extends from a lower living room to the top where we have a open landing leading to the bedrooms. On one of the interior walls at the top where it meets the ceiling I have cracking where the wall meets the ceiling. I have had the cracks repaired 3 times by professional companies. The condo I have was built in 2005. Its like the ceiling is raising during the winter and lowering during the summer. I have a ceiling fan and use it "sometimes". Is there another possible repair method other than traditional plaster repair? These are drywall walls and ceilings. Thank you.

Re: Frustrated Ceiling cracks


You are probably correct in that the ceiling is literally changing height with the season. My guess is that your ceiling utilizes pre-stressed trusses to facilitate that long span.
Unfortunately, I don't know of any real cure for it. You might consider a decorative trim at the separating ceiling line. It will not stop it from separating, but you will see a clean line rather than wrinkled drywall or an ugly break. I would set the trim when the ceiling is at its apex. I would not caulk where it meets the ceiling. This would allow some movement without an unsightly wrinkled bead of caulk.

Re: Frustrated Ceiling cracks

Thank you for the advice. I have been thinking that molding was probably going to be the final out come. Appreicate the advice.

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