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Cracks in drywall ceiling

Posted by Arnold Frisch on August 22nd, 2000 12:22 PM

I have a one story house with a 60 foot hallway.
The drywall ceiling cracks whenever the weather
turns cold and wet. I think the problem is that
the framing members above the ceiling absorb
moisture and swell, and I don't think settling
is the problem (the house is seven years old).

The contractor brought in an "expert" (who did
not agree with my "expert") and extensively
repaired the ceiling four times. He also improved the truss
structure supporting the roof tiles. He put in an expansion
joint to control the stresses, but a crack developed within
2 feet of the joint in about a month. He doesn't
have a clue!

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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