I removed the chandelier in my living room to install recessed lighting. After looking at my installation, I noticed that the ceiling dips where the chandelier used to position, by about 2 inches. After measuring several points along the ceiling, the dip is a bit 'U' shaped (not just the spot where the chandelier used to be) with the ceiling measuring about 99in tall in the back and front and ~97in across the middle. In the picture below, the dipping is in the direction of the black reference line. enter image description here

The drywall doesn't move when I push it up, and when I look inside the hole I can see that the drywall is still attached to the beam, so I'm thinking is the wood supports that run across the ceiling that are dipping (as opposed to the drywall coming off the ceiling).

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What is a good solution to fix this?

I want to stop this from dipping more in the future. Above this space is half finished (plywood, no drywall) attic used for storing stuff that I occasionally walk around when moving things.

  • It looks like you have some water damage in the celing.
    – Traveler
    Commented Jun 8, 2022 at 2:11
  • first you need to find out if only the drywall is bent, or if the wood that the drywall attaches to is also bent.
    – Jasen
    Commented Jun 8, 2022 at 2:31
  • Put a 6 foot leveler against the ceiling, you might have loose or missing cross rafters.
    – Traveler
    Commented Jun 8, 2022 at 2:48
  • What is above this room? Is it a 2nd story with a bedroom/bathroom? Is it attic space? A lot of the fix will be determined by what's above.
    – FreeMan
    Commented Jun 8, 2022 at 14:13
  • Above is an attic with plywood laid down across the floor.
    – sushi
    Commented Jun 9, 2022 at 16:22


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