Ceiling collapse - Posted by Mark (SDCA)

Posted by art c on September 25, 2003 at 14:39:41:

I’ve been building for thirty years. This sort of thing can happpen . Not very often mind you.
But the Ins. Co. is most likely correct.
If you need to put it back yourself, rent a drywall lift . Makes it quite easy, even for one individual.

Ceiling collapse - Posted by Mark (SDCA)

Posted by Mark (SDCA) on September 25, 2003 at 08:38:45:

A house which is about 30 years old just had the living room collapse. It does not appear that water was involved- at least not recently. (the drywall and insulation were not wet anyway).

The insurance company is claiming that the drywall nails just “worked loose” and the weight of the drywall pulled the ceiling down. This is not a payable since they only pay for damage due to fire, water, airplanes etc. Frankly, I find it a little hard to believe that a ceiling just comes down after 30 years.
Any thoughts?