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Old 02-07-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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Bad Ceiling Cracks in Entire House


I have a florida home i purchased recenently. It is a block home with a flat roof. the entire house has major ceiling cracks. All the cracks appear to be at the perimeter of the sheet rock joints. I removed a small interior wall and noticed termite damage in the rafter. Im not for sure what my next step should be, please help!

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Old 02-08-2012, 12:13 AM   #2
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Looks like you got taken.
Guess you did not get a home or termite inspection before buying? Big mistake.
Unless someone pulls the sheetrock down no way to really tell with a flat roofed house.

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What will ultimately need to happen will be determined by the extent of the termite infiltration.

You are going to need to do some exploration and it is probably time to call in a pro so you can help avoid costly oversights and errors.
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Every joint in the whole house has failed? I would suspect improper installation. I would pull it all down one room at a time and make sure I found the problem(s). You are going to need access anyway to repair any significant termite damage that may exist.
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