Re: giprock lift due to house movement2
Jun 22, 2006 9:09 pm
What is on the other side of that wall?
What is the floor, timber on stumps, slab etc?
That looks like a ful height vertical join which is a very odd thing to do, especially so close to a corner.
The picture is not really clear but are you sure that is not a built in control (expansion) joint? One way to check would be to see if there was a corresponding one on the outside wall.
Re: giprock lift due to house movement4
Jun 23, 2006 2:19 pm
Has the wall cracked on the other side in the bedroom?
Sorry I can't make out the image all that well. Please feel free to email me some close ups etc or larger images if you want.
You may have to pull the plaster off to have a look in the wall as well.
Did you do the work yourself or get someone to do it for you? If not you then try and get the contractor back for a look?
Re: giprock lift due to house movement5
Jul 04, 2006 2:39 pm
It looks to me like a vertical join has let go.
This join should not be there. Whoever hung the sheet used a cut and fold method to do the obtuse internal. did not use full sheets.
The only thing to do is nail the join back if it is on a stud. Strip the tape out of the joint clean all the loose bits off, then re tape and trowel off.
Keep in mind you will need to trowel very wide to hide the join.
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Re: giprock lift due to house movement6
Aug 03, 2006 9:04 pm
hard to tell from picture but if that was meant to be a control joint then there a few different ways to do it
easiest would be to buy control joint strip from ceiling supply shop and flush in both sides after you cut joint out and fix strip
if its not meant to be a control joint then someone had a slack attack because vertical fixing of gyprock should be avoided unless on commercial jobs if a good finish is not required eg factory unit. if this is your house sheets should have been horizontally fixed and butt joins staggered.
if you have a csr ceiling supply shop near you they have all materials you will need as well as all technical literature to help in fixing the problem
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