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Water damage to ceiling

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by ledger, 6 Nov 2009.

  1. ledger

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    Is it possible to repair an artex ceiling where a water leak has ruptured through. This happened as a result of a new boiler being fitted and the scale inhibitor not being tightened up sufficiently by the installer. Bearing in mind the water lay above the ceiling for several hours before breaking through would the repair leave the ceiling safe or should a new ceiling be installed?
     
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    To what extent is the damage?
    Any repair will mean a complete paint job on the ceiling.
    If the board has come down it will be as case of replacing a section of board then artex to the same effect as the rest of the ceiling, if it's a water mark this will need sealing and again the whole ceiling painted.
    If the ceiling is sound it will be safe as will the repair if fixed correctly.
    But appreciate that it is difficult for us, to determine if your ceiling is safe with limited knowledge of your situation.
    Can you post some pictures?
     
  4. Richard C

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    I’ve managed to salvage a couple of ceilings even one in my own home but, with a ceiling flood, it’s important to drain it as quickly as possible (holes). The problem is that water spreads across the ceiling very quickly & if it soaks into the plasterboard to any degree (& yours doesn’t sound good) it will be permanently damaged. Difficult to say without seeing it but if it’s showing any signs of delaminating or sagging between the joists then it’s probably had it. If the damage is localized, it’s possible to cut out & replace just a section but it’s often easier to pull it down & start again. If it’s a textured finish you will never match the pattern & the whole lot will have to be redone but as Artex only marginally more fashionable than breaking wind at a dinner party these days I would consider going for a nice flat skim.

    The installers 3rd party liability insurance (assuming they have some) or even your own household insurance should cover the cost.
     
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    Then it's down to him to replace your ceiling, or for his insurance to pay for a new one to be installed.
     
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    I'm saying nothing; :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: ;)
     
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    It's gone again boys,,, must have been an ""undercover paint"" that the Mod's don't want us to know about!!! Shhhh. :rolleyes:
     
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    Twas blatant advertising BAS but after my recent one sided skirmish with Mod 11, I'm no longer reporting it; hence my post & FMT’s grin, he (obviously) also saw it & is aware of my little fracas.

    It’s open house to all the adders & spammers now as far as I'm concerned, fill yer boots & get away with it for as long as you can :LOL:
     
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    Some sites don't allow people to post URLs until their post count reaches a certain number.

    Might be worth thinking about.

    Plan B is to amend the Ts'n'Cs people sign up to so that they can legitimately be invoiced if they post spam.
     
  13. Richard C

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    That presents itself as a very "Admin-ish" post BAS :!: but I'm very "twitchy" at the mo :confused:
     
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