Cracks Between Wall & Ceiling


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Old 11-22-00, 12:16 PM
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Hi, Can anyone help. I live in an 80 year old flat. Recently cracks have appeared at the join between the ceiling and the walls. This is spreading around the whole room. Is this just needing redeocorated ir could this be the sign of a more serious problem, ie structural or damp.

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Old 11-22-00, 03:20 PM
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Foundation/structural problems can definately cause cracking, you would need to get a carpenter or foundation man out to look at it, site-unseen I would hate to tell you to fix the crack and forget about it.

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Old 11-22-00, 08:31 PM
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What you are experiencing is called "Truss Uplift" It occurs in cololer temperatures when the upper chord of the truss contains more moisture than the lower chord. The upper chord lengthens and bows upward, pulling up the lower chord causing the ceiling to move upward. Remidies are, ensure the attic is well ventilated and soffit vents are not blocked.

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