Fixing cracks in drywall ceilings

Chris and the team from Celis Drywall walked Emerald Hill yesterday, inspecting the drywall for cracks where hot/cold weather cycles propel expansion and contraction.

Today they chipped out drywall along seams in the ceiling of nearly every room. Then Chris added a ton of drywall screws to each sheet of drywall, tightening the panels to the ceiling lumber. Next he applied yellow fiberglass tape to the joint. This tape is more flexible than paper tape. Then came drywall mud to cover the tape.

Above, Chris working on stilts in the kitchen ceiling. This is the location where a water leak damaged the joint between two sheets of drywall; the plumbers were installing fixtures in the master bath above the kitchen — and a fitting leaked. 

All the other cracks are caused by expansion and contraction issue. Chris says this is normal, expected — and Celis Drywall plans to inspect each job.

The long horizontal ceiling cracks in the train room, and a vertical crack at the back wall above the window.
The long horizontal ceiling cracks in the train room, and a vertical crack at the back wall above the window.
Cracks in the ceiling of the upstairs loft.
Cracks in the ceiling of the upstairs loft.
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