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Wall And Ceiling Seperation


Name: Terry Warren  City: Pontiac

Question: how do i fix the seperation of walls from the ceiling on the upper level of a bilevel home?


Name: joe | Date: March 8, 2005, 13:50
Answer: If your roof system is framed with roof trusses, you could be experiencing what is termed 'truss lift' a seasonal lifting out the truss that occurs with chages in wood moisture content...The simplest method for small cracks is to fill them with siliconized latex caulk and then paint....For larger cracks, it is best to cover the crack with crown moulding fastened only to the ceiling rafters.


Name: joe | Date: March 8, 2005, 13:51
Answer: Should read ceiling joists, not 'ceiling rafters'....