Cracks in Drywall, Part Two

In my last posting, I talked about settling cracks and why they happen in a home. I also talked about how common they are and how for the most part they are not something to be too concerned with.  In this posting I would like to talk about the specific cracks that you may encounter in your home and what can be done about them. Cracks Above Doors & Windows These cracks usually appear because the drywall installer placed a seam above the opening. While it is not wrong to install drywall this…Read more …

Settling Cracks in Drywall, Part One

We have all seen them, the thin little cracks snaking along at an angle from the corner of a window or doorway.  The nail pops of newer construction, the tape separation and cracking.  It’s so unsightly!  Why does it happen?? Is there something wrong with my house?  Cracked drywall can appear unsightly and draw away all the focus from the décor of your room. But back to the main question: What is causing those cracks? It could be a number of things, but today, I am going to talk about one of the…Read more …