Tromler Construction - A Sacramento General Contractor: I Think My Upper Cabinets Are Falling Down

I Think My Upper Cabinets Are Falling Down

I Think My Upper Cabinets in

Cameron Park Are Falling Down

 

In following up on a call to a home in Cameron Park yesterday, I discover that the upper cabinets were falling away from the ceiling. The cabinets were hanging from the ceiling away from the wall, it appeared to be an anchorage problem. I could only see a few screws through the top of the units.

In checking further into why the cabinets were coming down, I could see that not all the screws made contact with solid backing. Sheetrock alone will not hold up these cabinets. Since it was an upstairs room, I climbed up into the attic space to look at the framing.

As my stud finder detected, there was only one minor board that was across this area. No amount of screws would pull this cabinet back up into place because there was nothing to grab onto in the attic. So I fixed it. I added plenty of new framing to help grab and pull up the sagging cabinets in Cameron Park.

Comments

Good Friday morning Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366 - I had a buyer run into falling cabinets not long ago. The seller fixed the problem and we're heading to the closing table. 

Posted by John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty (Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com) over 1 year ago

Seems like the original installation was shoddy. I wonder if it was a DIY gone wrong.

Posted by Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service! (Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC) over 1 year ago

Wow, something else to look for. You wonder who put the cabinets in, the owner or a contractor. Glad you were asked to come in to fix that.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((808) 226-1095 or (831) 626-4000) over 1 year ago

Mystery solved once again by a great general contractor who knows his stuff!

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) over 1 year ago

Wow - way to put the screws to it, Tom!  It is a good thing they called you before the cabinets gave way and fell down!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 1 year ago

I have actually seen this on new construction Tom.  And sometimes it's because they used drywall screws, which aren't intended for such applications.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 1 year ago

I like the sound of that John McCormack 

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 1 year ago

No it was original construction Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC 

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 1 year ago

It was a contractor, he's not making us look too good though Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 1 year ago

You are kind Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert 

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 1 year ago

The cabinets were pretty packed and a microwave too Kathleen Daniels 

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 1 year ago


The screws used were drywall screws Jay Markanich ! 

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 1 year ago

Good morning Joe.  Well I've seen it before but now I know the reason it happens.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 1 year ago

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