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Fixing a Reappearing Ceiling Crack

Extra support in the attic holds the key to getting rid of a crack in the ceiling that won't seem to go away.

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    Easy to Moderate

The DIY team explains how to reinforce a ceiling beam, add spacer blocks in the attic above, and repair cosmetic ceiling damage.

These 3 steps show you a way to repair and prevent ceiling cracks:

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    Day

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    $50 - $100

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    Easy to Moderate

How to Install Spacer Blocks for Ceiling Support

These steps will walk you through the process of adding wood blocking between joists in the attic to resolve a recurring ceiling crack below.

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    Under Half Day

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    $1 - $50

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    Easy to Moderate

How to Reinforce a Ceiling Beam

A step-by-step process for adding support to the center beam in the attic to keep a ceiling crack below from coming back.

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    Under Half Day

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    $1 - $50

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    Easy to Moderate

How to Cover a Ceiling Crack

Step-by-step instructions for patching a ceiling crack.

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