Ceiling and wall problem in bathroom

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Ceiling is cracking and the sheetrock tape is coming up. Is there a diy advice for this?
q ceiling and wall problem in bathroom
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  • Shuganne Shuganne on Jun 29, 2018
    I'm not sure about the crack. Could it be the house settling? (When I got a new washer upstairs, it shook the house on high spin cycle, and yes, it was balanced.)

    The peeling is due to moisture and/or improper prep. For instance, a flat water based paint will fall off an oil based paint at the least excuse. Do you have an exterior ventilation system, i.e., a wall or ceiling exhaust fan? Is it working well, or could it be stuck with lint? (My furnace kicked off and then stopped running one spring. A robin had built her nest in the exhaust pipe.) Lots of thoughts. I hate to take advantage of the nice guys who offer free estimates, but if he can identify your problem, that's half the battle. That's an interesting one, Sandy, let us know what happens so we can all learn!

  • Dee Dee on Jun 29, 2018

    this appears to be a structural/foundation issue call in a pro for an assessment

    • Hope Williams Hope Williams on Jun 30, 2018
      I am in 100% agreement here! I am still, (almost 6 months), going through this right now. This is classic truss uplift. One of the first signs is the drywall, at the top “separating. Ceiling from wall.
      Google truss uplift.
      We are into structure repair over $60,000 and counting.

  • Lina Splichal Lina Splichal on Jun 29, 2018
    Pull the tape off and re-tape the seam, then paint to match the rest of the ceiling.

  • Sandy T Sandy T on Jun 29, 2018
    This bathroom is not used for showering so moisture shouldn't be a problem. Now the sheetrock guy could have been the problem. The house was built in 78 so I would think the settling would have been done but who knows.

  • DonnaL DonnaL on Jun 30, 2018
    The peeling could be caused by moisture. Do you have a ceiling exhaust fan? It may be outdated and a new one could solve the problem. That's what happened with ours. Check for the proper size for your room and noise level.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jul 01, 2018
    Definitely call a structural engineer, it looks like you may have a problem that repairing the sheetrock will not help.