Ceiling Ass-Crack! Oh Great…

I got Plumber’s Ceiling.

It’s not raining inside yet but there must be a bit of a lake overhead, and the temperature and moisture have conspired to rip an ass-crack in my ceiling.  It’s about two-feet long where the paint and base-layer of mud has split.  You can see the joint where two pieces of drywall – thankfully still dry – have blown-out the tape.

I hope it holds-up until later in the year when we’re scheduled to get the roof re-done.  I hope we can afford the assessment that will bring… But the roofs are old, and under-engineered.
Lovely day isn’t it?  View out the clerestory window facing due north.

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9 thoughts on “Ceiling Ass-Crack! Oh Great…

  1. Dc…never had cause to use the rubber systems available for a flat roof but reading trade mags they do seem viable. I have a flat roof that needs working on at the moment but it is lead and I need to find a competant lead welder.


  2. Hi Thud! Would that we had a pitched roof, even slate. Our 10-year old torch-on flat roof has repeated points of failure multiplied by the number of units in each building, of twelve buildings. It looks like the new one might be rubber – thick, cool, white rubber!


  3. “…I'm just not sure about a particular roofing solution that's being put forward…”

    Um, beware, I say, anyone who claims to have the magic answer.

    He'll be selling snake oil from the other side of his van, no doubt.


  4. Well, we (the HOA) are scheduled for new roofs, if we can keep the costs down that would be good, and to extend the period of time over which the Association's loan runs can also help defray Assessment costs.
    I'm just not sure about a particular roofing solution that's being put forward…


  5. We don't have enough slope for all the surface area, and the 1/2″ surface ply should be 3/4″ across the joists to carry the load without sagging and cupping under the weight. And when they peel up the old, weak stuff they'll probably find mildew, costing a huge amount in unavoidable remediation – we're going to get reamed on the assessment – I think some may be forced to sell, and in this Obama housing market that will kill…


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