Moisture and Drywall, Part One

Every homeowner will come across a crack in their drywall. No one is immune. Cracked drywall is unsightly and it draws attention and focus away from the décor of your room.  As discussed in the previous two blogs, there are many reasons why cracks may be caused in drywall, many due to the settling of your house. But there are some things that can cause the drywall to crack other than the house settling, poor drywall installation, objects on the wall causing it stress, and cracked paint. More severe problems would be due…Read more …

More Drywall Culprits

Now, that we have covered basic drywall knowledge, back to Drywall Cracks, other than settling cracks… Today I am going to discuss some of the other things that could be causing those nasty little cracks in your beautiful home. One major cause of drywall cracking is quite simply improper installation of the drywall, and in particular errors in taping and application of the joint compound. If the seams between the drywall sheets are not correctly taped and sanded down with joint compound, the sheets can move resulting in the tape cracking. Drywall is…Read more …

Drywall 101

As I discussed in my last couple of postings, drywall cracks are the worst!  They are unsightly and ruin the décor of any room.  They instantly draw the visitors’ eye away from your art, your décor, your furnishings, and instead your visitor is constantly left trying not to stare at the crack in your wall!  It’s awful!  But what’s causing those cracks?  Well there could be many different things causing a drywall crack. In my last blog I discussed drywall cracks caused by house settling. Today, I want to back up a bit…Read more …

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 …