Plaster ceiling caving in HELP!!
When we bought our house this summer the ceiling in our bedroom was sagging, and it seemed like the wallpaper was holding up the plaster. We have been monitoring it and not seen any real change, so dealing with it was on our, someday list!
Well I think someday might be here?
I got back from a work trip last night and instead of a sag there was a crack in the wallpaper at the seam. This afternoon I was checking it out (not touching it but really looking at the sag from different angles) and the sagging had spread, A LOT. Finally this evening I got my DH to look at it, and noticed additional cracks, which are evident as running bumps through the wallpaper.
We have temporarily supported the biggest saging section and crack with plaster screws.
1. How long might this hold up (aka do we have to move our bed this weekend and tackle it)?
2. I assume what we need to do is remove all of the plaster from the ceiling and put up drywall, if so how? if not, what might be a better choice?
From peaking up into the crack we can see the lath but no insulation falling through (yay for mess, boo for insulation?) We had seen insulation between the floorboards in the attic and assume there is some insulation there.
I am really shocked how fast it went from a little to a big deal! Any and all advice is greatly appreciated, we are new to plaster repair (we stripped one room and had to use the plaster screws to hold up the wall and our "skim coat" leaves much to be desired....) and have re-drywalled a bathroom, but never a ceiling.