‘Help — My Ceiling Drywall Wants to Fall!’

Danny and Joe welcome callers’ questions each week on the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Here’s a question from our Sept. 21 broadcast:

Alice in Michigan says, “Glued ceiling drywall was the ‘thing’ when our house was built 43 years ago.

After a few years, the glue dried out and ceilings began to drop. Our insurance paid to replace the living room ceiling, but the rest of the house was ‘double screwed.’

Blown-in insulation had gotten between ceiling joists and the drywall before it was double screwed.

Is there anything we can do to assure that the ceiling will stay? We’ve filled a few holes where apparently the drywall dropped a bit. 

I have attached some pictures of where nails are starting to show through the ceilings.  We greatly appreciate any help you can give us.”

We tell Alice if she had access to the attic she can then tell if the ceiling is beginning to drop.

An experienced handyman should be able to push any sagging part of the ceiling and driving in more screws. The handyman should then be able to cover the screws.

Listen to the embedded audio clip above for the answer!
Read the blog from the Sept. 21 show and listen to the full broadcast here.

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