Restoration & Refurbishment Question

Plasterboard ceiling

A length of ceiling has fallen about 2 inches at its deepest point along its length at the edge of a section and I can see the joist. This is gradually getting longer.I would like repair it temporarily to stop it falling any further.
I am disabled so there is not an awful lot that I can do. I was hoping that I could screw it back onto the joist.
The section discoloured and went black.
I realise that in the long run I will have to get it permanently repaired but for the time being a temporary repair hopefully will suffice.

Thanks,
David

2 Answers

Hi David, if its gone black it may be damp and just break apart when you touch it. Wear a mask and eye protection. Obtain some dry wall screws from your local merchants. Then screw it back up only sinking the screws level with the surface of the plasterboard 8-10 inches apart along the joists. Get screws that are at least double the thickness of the board to be put up for now.
Regards
Paul

Answered 19th Jun 2012

PB Design & Build

Member since 9 Feb 2009

David

It sounds like there is a leak above the ceiling and water has stained it - the mould is an indication - when Plasterboard gets wet it also sags - I suggest you get the area checked out for leaks before doing any repairs

Steve

Answered 19th Jun 2012

SBS Ltd

Member since 23 May 2012

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