Ceiling corner cracks. Cracked corners of the ceilings. Entrances to other portals. Whatever you call them, popcorn-texture cracks in the corners of your ceilings are ugly and should be taken care of. And if they are indeed entrances to other portals, you risk the possibility of Narnia-like creatures invading and eating all the cookies in your cupboard. So there’s that.
But aside from thwarting mystical beings, there are practical reasons to get these cracks fixed. To start with, the cracks look terrible. Also, dust and moisture can get in there and create problems, possibly leading to more cracking in the texture. And if that’s not bad enough, just think about insects and spiders setting up shop in there. The ceiling corner cracks have to go if you want peace of mind.
Why Do Ceiling Corner Cracks Appear?
Ceiling texture often cracks in the corners and around the edges of walls because of the way the drywall was finished. If insufficient amounts of mud are applied to the drywall tape at these critical wall-ceiling meeting points, the tape will eventually become too dry and will start to lift off the drywall. The ceiling texture is lifted with the tape and this creates a crack. If you are experiencing this problem, we can fix it during the process of removing the ceiling texture and resurfacing the ceilings with fresh mud compound. This stops the corners from delaminating and cracking again in the long run.
Fix the Cracks and Seal off the Portals
These homeowners weren’t sure what to do about their cracks. They decided to find someone who specializes in ceilings. That’s when they contacted us. At RemoveCeilingTexture.com, we deal with ceilings and ceiling texture each and every day. Our experience makes us qualified in a way that drywallers and general contractors aren’t because they don’t specialize in ceilings. In fact, we’re often contacted by general contractors who know they don’t have the expertise when it comes to ceilings.
Because the drywall tape underneath the ceiling texture is the culprit, trying to fix the texture won’t solve the problem. The corners are likely to keep cracking in the future. So the homeowners opted to remove the texture altogether and have the ceiling resurfaced. The mud compound we use will stop the tape from lifting. This fixed the ceiling corner cracks problem, but also gave them modern, smooth ceilings that literally freshen the home. Air quality is better after ceiling texture is removed because dust and other allergens can no longer become trapped up there. Now they don’t have to worry about ceiling cracks, asthma aggravation, or half human-half goat fauns leaving muddy hoof marks in the living room.
Other types of ceiling cracks that we often see:
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We’re often asked if we do ceiling texture removal outside of Metro Vancouver. The answer is yes. We’ve done ceiling texture removal in Kamloops and Vernon also. We’re committed to removing ceiling texture wherever it’s found. Whether your home is in the mild climate of the Lower Mainland, the dry heat of the Thompson Okanagan, or somewhere between, RemoveCeilingTexture.com can make your ceilings smooth.
Pick a sport and Kamloops probably hosts a tournament for it. Soccer, lacrosse, track and field, swimming…you name it. They even have an auto racing facility. The point is, you can do it all in Kamloops. You can even have your ceiling texture removed. No formal tournament for this…yet.
We recently worked on a modular home in Kamloops that had the ubiquitous popcorn ceiling texture of the times. The texture was very coarse and extremely ugly. The homeowners, tired of living with allergens trapped in the texture above their heads, finally decided to do something about it.
Someone had attempted to patch a section of popcorn ceiling in the living room. Since it’s so difficult to match existing texture, this little area was noticeable and drove the homeowners crazy.
Once we had smoothed the vaulted ceilings in the living room, you couldn’t even tell the patch had been there.
Ceiling texture tends to absorb light and can make small areas seem even darker. We often see this happen in hallways. Once the ceilings were smooth, the small space didn’t seem so oppressive. Another awful attribute of ceiling texture is it tends to crack and even peel in some cases. This Kamloops home had some cracks around the walls that needed to be dealt with. Ceiling texture removal means that will no longer be an issue.
Admitting You Have a (Texture) Problem is the First Step
One of the issues with strata living is sometimes having to deal with other people’s messes. When condo owners Thomas and Maria experienced water damaged ceilings due to a neighbour’s flood, they had a restoration company come in to repair the ceilings.
What should have been a simple job turned into a nightmare for them.
The restoration company took much longer than they had expected, causing harm to their home-based business and causing them unnecessary stress. Soon after the “restoration” was finished, the ceiling texture began to crack and peel off and they were left with a botched job.
They mentioned to their postman the headache they were dealing with, and he happened to know that another homeowner on his route had just had his ceilings refinished and was very pleased with them. He promised to get the name of the ceiling company for them. That is how they got in touch with us at RemoveCeilingTexture.com!
We came in to have a look. Their ceilings really were a mess and they were understandably hesitant about more work being done. They had been promised quality work before, and the restoration company couldn’t deliver. We assured them that since we specialize in ceiling work, we have expertise that other restoration and renovation companies just don’t have. We had dealt with numerous water-damaged ceilings before and we knew we could fix their problem (read about our repair of water damaged ceilings caused by a leaky roof in Burnaby). Thomas and Maria were still somewhat nervous, but decided to have us start right away.
They were finally able to relax when they saw that we did indeed have the expertise we promised. We transformed their peeling, cracked, water damaged ceilings into smooth, pristine ceilings that now look even better than before the flood.
The before and after photos show the extent of damage to their ceilings. The before photos are after the original “restoration” company worked on them and the after photos are after we fixed them.
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Purchasing real estate is a big deal. It’s common to ask questions such as “Did I get a good deal?” and “Will I be happy in this area?”. The questions you shouldn’t have to ask are “Will my new home negatively affect my health?” and “Will the ceiling texture affect the sale price if I ever decide to resell?”.
This new condo owner on Commercial Drive took action to avoid these questions by calling us at RemoveCeilingTexture.com to have a look at her dingy ceilings.
As with most textured ceilings, this one was covered with dust and even cobwebs. The texture was also cracked along the edges of the walls. We assured her that texture removal would give the condo a fresh look and began our work.
You can see from the before and after photos that the result just a few days later was clean, smooth ceilings. Now the homeowner can relax in her new condo and ask herself “Where will my sofa look best?” instead of worrying about the state of her ceilings.
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The owner of this condo in Burnaby, like many others, was suffering from cracks that appeared in the centre and along the edges of the concrete ceiling. Frustrated after many years of looking at the ugly cracked ceiling, she decided to do something about it. She was told by other contractors that “nothing could be done” about the crack problem other than filling the crack with silicone caulking which was even uglier than the crack itself. Frustrated, the owner contacted us at RemoveCeilingTexture.com.
This condo came with a typical concrete ceiling that was sprayed with coarse popcorn texture by the original builder. We removed the coarse texture, ground the ceiling all the way down to the source of the crack, patched the crack so that it wouldn’t come back in the future and finished the ceiling to a very smooth, flat and beautiful finish. The way it should have been done in the first place. We also painted the ceiling and the walls for this nice lady. Now, she has a fresh, smooth ceiling in her home and she can breathe easier without all the dust and allergens getting trapped in the popcorn texture.
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Contact us for Cracked Ceiling Repair
If the concrete ceiling in your condo is cracked and cracks are showing through the popcorn ceiling texture, don’t wait any longer for the problem to get worse. Use the quick form below to contact us here at RemoveCeilingTexture.com and let us help you get your ceilings back to being crack-free, smooth and free of texture.
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