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Sheetrocked: Surprise Ceiling Repair

August 22, 2017

This week on our Dominic flip, we ran into an unexpected expense in needing to replace the sheetrock in the kitchen and living room. This repair caught us off guard because it wasn't something we were expecting because the texture covered over all the flaws.

 

When we purchased the asset, it was obvious there was a little bit of a bend in the ceiling between the kitchen wall and the ceiling.

 

Originally I had chalked this up to a difference from the foundation, or just a slight shifting or moving of the sheet rock.

 

However, we quickly realized that the popcorn ceiling was covering much more damage than we had originally anticipated. Popcorn texture, which was very popular in the 80s and early 90s, was designed for this exact purpose.The large texture makes covering flaws or crack in house movement by creating a busy design. Conversely, the eggshell texture that we now use and is most common in building practices means the Craftsmanship needs to be at a higher level in order to hide those same imperfections.

 

Ultimately, we came to the conclusion that the most likely culprit was high moisture level for a possible roof leak in the past. Combined pressure from the insulation and the additional water level in the air made the sheet rock unsalvageable.

 

We are very excited with the end product and look forward to using this knowledge moving forward.

 

 

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