We ended up with lots of water in the house during a storm.

Tarp Tent
Tarp Tent

The builders put up a frame to hold up the tarp so water would run off to the sides. Unfortunately, the tarp ripped during a torrential storm overnight, leading to several leaks in the house. (8/2/04)

Plywood Ceiling
Plywood Ceiling

The ceiling over the bed in the master bedroom was saturated and spongy. In order to prevent the ceiling from caving in during the night, I screwed a sheet of plywood over the affected area. Water ended up dripping over the edges of the plywood. (8/3/04)

A Hole in the Ceiling
A Hole in the Ceiling

The builders accidentally put a hole in the ceiling while putting up the I-beams. In this case, it was fortuitous since it allowed the water to drain rather than collect in the ceiling, possibly causing a collapse. There was so much water pouring in that we brought a garbage can in from the garage to collect it. (8/3/04)

Water in the Basement
Water in the Basement

Water was pouring into Stephen's room through his light fixture. Unfortunately, we did not catch this leak until around 3:00 in the morning, so the carpet in Stephen's room was soaked, as was the hallway in front of his room (we didn't get any pictures of this - we just cleaned it up). The water soaked through the floor and onto the ceiling tile in the basement. (8/4/04)

Garage Ceiling Collapses
Garage Ceiling Collapses

We stored the little swimming pool for the winter by screwing the rim of the pool to the joists in the ceiling in the garage. Enough water collected in the pool to rip the screws out of the wood. The drywall subsequently collapsed leaving a big mess in the garage. (8/4/04)

Ceiling in Bedroom
Ceiling in Bedroom

The drywall in the master bedroom over the bed is still wet the following evening. (8/4/04)

Water On the Tarp
Water On the Tarp

Water collects on the top of the tarp later in the day. The builder had come by earlier in the day to get the water off the tarp, and came again at the end of the day to clear off what had collected during the day. (8/4/04)

Water Pump
Water Pump

This is a blurry picture of the water pump the builder used to get the water off the tarp. (8/4/04)

Convenient Destruction
Convenient Destruction

The damage in the garage ceiling helped the pluming and electrical installations. Since a big chunk fell, and a large portion of the rest of it was damaged, we could cut as many holes in it as needed to gain access to the various portions of the ceiling. (10/23/04)

Garage Mess
Garage Mess

With the collapse of the ceiling, everything in the garage got scattered. The mess only increased over time as I shifted stuff back and forth to accommodate the ladders necessary to work in the ceiling. (12/15/04)

Leak Plus Drywall
Leak Plus Drywall

The total destruction of any semblance of order came about after the drywall was installed. Take the original collapsed drywall, add the material from the roof tear-off that fell on top of the ceiling, and add drywall dust and globs of drywall compound that fell during finishing, and you end up with a mess that took days to clean up. (12/15/04)

Another View of The Mess
Another View of The Mess

The final stages of destruction and reconstruction of the garage resulted in piles of both materials and trash. (12/15/04)

New Ceiling
New Ceiling

The ceiling has been replaced but not mudded. The boxes hanging from the ceiling are for the garage door opener and the lights. The smaller wires hanging over the opener are for the opener button in the garage, and the safety sensors at the bottom of the garage door. The wires were previously stapled to the surface of ceiling and walls. I took the opportunity of the open ceiling to hide the wires. (12/15/04)

Completed Ceiling
Completed Ceiling

The drywallers mudded the ceiling, I mounted the lights and the storage racks over the garage door. At the point the photo was taken, I hadn't cut the access panel for the master tub in yet and I didn't install the hooks for hanging the bikes on the ceiling. There is only one coat of mud in the garage, which is all that is required required by code (at least at the time). I planned on going back and doing some cleanup including painting the garage, but as of this writing (October 2018) I haven't gotten to it yet. (1/12/05)

Stephen's Ceiling Patched
Stephen's Ceiling Patched

Stephen's room had half the ceiling replaced. The ceiling in the closet was also replaced. The first coat of mud was applied, but not finished because a new hole had to be cut in for the HVAC contractor so he could run the A/C coolant lines. (1/12/05)

 
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