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Since making improvements to my garage a few years ago, we've noticed a crack in the ceiling that has grown to stretch from the garage door to the back wall!
Steph decided it was time to investigate why it was happening. She contacted Gary, a good friend of hers that has professional drywall experience to help her troubleshoot the problem.
With Gary's assistance, she was able to determine why the crack was getting worse, stabilized the problem, and then repaired the cracked drywall.
Steph headed into the attic where she found this. The electricians had simply placed the new outlet box into the seam of the drywall with no extra support. We certainly are no electrical experts, but it seems like securing the box to the nearby 2x4 would have helped to support it. If this is your area of expertise, tell us if this is how these ceiling boxes are usually installed.
Steph did a great job repairing the ceiling crack. She didn't hesitate to go up in the attic to identify the problem.
We are pretty sure the crack has gotten worse in the past six months due to workers installing a new A/C in the attic as well as the bug man treating for bugs up there. All that extra movement in the attic created just the right conditions for that crack to get worse.
Although at the time of the repair, the crack was nearly cosmetic, over time, we knew we'd have an even bigger problem if we didn't take care of it sooner rather than later.
Have you even put off a simple, easy repair only to have it turn into a major repair?
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don't claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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