What causes cracks in ceilings?
A number of factors other than age can cause your ceiling to crack. Heavy moisture, from large storms, improper roof drainage or a plumbing leak from the floor above, is probably the most common culprit of cracked ceilings.
How do you repair a crack in a stucco ceiling?
1. Minor cracks and small damaged areas. Depending on the ceiling texture, you may be able to use a simple process with premixed drywall mud and a large paint brush three inches or larger. Dilute the premixed mud into a separate container and add water with the consistency of thick maple syrup.
How do you know if a ceiling crack is serious?
If your cracks are larger than 1/16 inch wide, then they are a sign of structural issues. Matching vertical cracks: Matching vertical cracks are a sign of serious structural damage. They usually run across the length of a ceiling along the wall.