We recently re-tiled the shower surround in our guest bathroom. The bathroom is
a smaller bathroom, 5' deep and 8 feet long. Anyway while working on the tile,
I noticed that the ceiling seemed to be lower at each end of the bathroom than
it is in the middle. So I broke out my level and sure enough there is almost an
1 1/2 inch to 2 inch difference between the edges of the room to the center.
It's almost like a dome shape, or upside down U. Almost like it's crowning.
There are no cracks in the drywall. What would cause this to happen? What can be
done to fix it. I'd prefer not to rip out the drywall since there is blown
insulation in the attic. Would the easiest solution be to add furring strips to
the high spots to bring it level with the lower ends and add another sheet of
drywall to make the surface level?
On Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 1:44:07 PM UTC-4, sphillips72 wrote:
I think that's the key here. Since you have an attic, go do some exploring
as to how the ceiling joists run and what's going on there. That's a big
difference and something should be obvious from up there.
Would the easiest solution be to
On 6/26/2018 4:03 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Sorta discovered this thing in my first house which was new. I put a
chair rail and ceiling rail in the dining room. I measured the ceiling
rail first on one side and cut two sections for opposing walls. The
first fit but the second came up an inch short. Someone told me that
was common to find in all houses. Rooms may not quite be rectangular.
Since you can get in the attic check there first. If no leaks or other
misfortunes it was probably not installed correctly. Do you have a ceiling
fan or light there? It may have pulled the drywall up... I would leave it
alone. If there are no problems you will eventually forget about it.
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