Ceiling falling in old building

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Old 08-12-17, 09:33 PM
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Ceiling falling in old building

Hi all,

New joiner here. the apartment that I live in is 40 years old and the ceiling has partially caved and we removed the part of the ceiling that had this issue.

Now I have attached the images of current condition of the ceiling and am looking to repair it myself.

The Youtube videos I saw don't seem to cover this issue.

If you have any relevant video or advice that would help.

Hiring a handyman could set me back $3-4K so any advice would help a lot.



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Old 08-12-17, 09:38 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Wow..... that looks pretty serious.
I'm not the pro in this forum but that looks like the poured floor is separating.

That's an apartment..... I'd have management looking at it ASAP.
Or... is it a condo type setup where you own the apartment ?
 
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Old 08-12-17, 09:49 PM
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Hi PJmax.

Thank you for the welcome.

Yes, it is a condo type setup where I own the apartment.

It's potentially because of the apartment above had water seeping through their floor but there's no water there now. They should have fixed it a few years ago when their washroom may have had some issues with the piping.
 
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Old 08-13-17, 03:07 AM
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Not the pro on this but first I would poke the concrete with a screwdriver and see if it is soft and flaky or hard. .
 
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Can you tell how the drywall was affixed to the concrete above?
 
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Old 08-13-17, 04:28 AM
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the ceiling is hard now....
 
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Old 08-13-17, 04:38 AM
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Can you tell how the drywall was affixed to the concrete above?
not exactly sure...however as can be seen from the last picture there's a blue/greyish material fixing it there to the drywall
 
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Hard to tell from the pic but the gypsum rock that makes up interior of the drywall can be anywhere from white to grey depending on where it was mined. I don't believe adhesive alone would be enough to hold the drywall up.
 
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