Pretoria Carpenter repairs sagging ceiling

Pretoria Carpentry - The sagging Ceiling

Something that I have not seen as often as in the last six months is ceiling that start sagging. Both of the ceilings that I have seen that have sagged have been in houses that must have had a roof leak at some point.

The latest ceiling had no water marks but the screws tended to go straight through the cardboard and it needed many more screws than I would normally use. The ceilings were both originally nailed up, which I have found to be the most problematic way of fixing ceiling boards as they tend to bonce when nailing them up loosening the end you are not working on.

sagging ceilingprop to lift ceiling

This ceiling was sagging a little but it was getting worse. Between the time I first saw it and the repair the ceiling had sagged a little more. I used a prop and a car jack to push the ceiling back into place and then used some drywall screws to attach the ceiling boards to the brandering.

It will need some polyfilla and painting.

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