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Top 5 Causes Of Drywall Damage

Drywall damage can be a pain, especially if you miss the signs and it gets worse. Drywall damage is often complicated to repair and many homeowners are unprepared for it. If you notice holes, cracks, or buckling in your walls, you should absolutely call in an expert to inspect them and repair them. Here are the top 5 common causes of drywall damage.

1. Plumbing Leaks

Water damage is one of the main causes of broken drywall. If you have older plumbing or it has been installed incorrectly, you can run into some major issues further down the road. If you notice your drywall bulging, immediately inspect and repair the damaged water line that may be hidden there. Then you will be able to replace or patch the drywall.

2. Poor Fastening

Drywall is typically installed with joint fastening tape. As time goes on, the tape can loosen because of moisture, and start to buckle. An obvious sign of poor drywall installation is if the nails are popping through the wall. This happens when drywall nails don’t sit firmly in the stud. If you notice a nail popping through, don’t hammer it back in place. It’s best to remove it and find the stud yourself before nailing it into place.

3. Cracking

Cracks happen when drywall is not installed correctly, and mostly presents itself on your ceiling. Once you have noticed a crack, you should contact one of our drywall specialists to come and repair the damage. If you notice cracking happening often, you should have your roof inspected. Sometimes it is also caused by your house settling. If you ignore the crack then can get bigger and can into a very expensive and troublesome repair.

4. Termite Damage

Many homeowners struggle with termite problems. If you notice termite damage, immediately call an exterminator. Termite damage can show up by pinholes, a hollow sound when you strike the wall, damaged paint, and wood damage.

5. Holes

Some of the most obvious drywall damage are holes. Any type of hole in your wall is considered a structural issue. Holes can be caused by any number of things, furniture bumping too hard against the wall, doors blowing open, and not being stopped before hitting the wall. Sometimes kids and their toys can cause damage. If you notice your drywall has holes, make sure to get it patched and repaired as soon as possible. This will keep the drywall from cracking further, which could then lead to a whole wall replacement.

Have Drywall Damage? Call In the Experts

When it comes to repairing drywall damage it’s always a good idea to have a professional help you. Sometimes damage can become even more extensive if not fixed properly. Call LOA Construction for an inspection and quote the next time you think your drywall needs to be repaired

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