My house is just under 5 years old. The ceiling is sheet rock and was put up without strapping for support. The house is round (see www.DeltecHomes.com
) and the ceiling is curved, i.e. 8' high at the edges of the house sloping up to about 13' at the center which has a support post. Every year about 5 or 6 cracks open up at the center, radiating out for anywhere from 5 to 8 feet and up to 1/4 inch wide.
It's been patched by professionals 4 times and always fails as the seasons change. So now I've given up hope of fixing it using conventional drywall patching methods. See the attached which shows the area where the cracks are, although only a couple may be visible in the photo.
Referring to the photo, one of the cracks radiates from near the pole to the left to that narrow wall that is a bedroom entrance. A second goes straight back to the greenish wall. The remaining cracks are to the right of the pole and straight towards the front.
Does anyone have any creative solutions that don't involve drywall patching? For example, some sort of wood covering like hardwood flooring installed in an octagon shape centered around the pole and extending out 8 feet, maybe with a white stain. I'm not sure if interlocking wood strips could be attached to the drywall. And the fact that the ceiling is curved seems to be the major issue. Any ideas? Thanks.