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Re: Horizontal cracks along interior ceiling/wall intersection

Posted By: Joe
Wednesday, 29 November 2000, at 7:26 p.m.

In Response To: Horizontal cracks along interior ceiling/wall intersection (Joe T.)

IF your house has trusses for the 2nd floor roof framing, this is the cause of your problem. Roof trusses notoriously bow with the change of seasons/humidity conditions. The typical result is intermittant cracking of the drywall seams between walls and ceilings.

IF your drywall had been installed properly under hese conditions, it would have been left unattached about 2 feet from the wall along the ceiling.

This would allow for vertical movement of the trusses with no drywall tension cracks along the wall.

That undone, the next best solution is to install crown molding between ceiling and wall.

The trick is, however, to ONLY fasten the crown molding to the ceiling trusses in order to allow for the molding to rise and lower with the truss movement...Not allowing the movement to expose any normal cracking in the process.

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