What Causes Cracks In Your Drywall?

Monday, February 22nd, 2021 by Kinsey Price

Drywall crack causes

Cracks can be caused by poor taping, moisture and house settling. The location of the crack gives you a clue as to the type of problem.

Since we're a foundation repair company, let's focus on drywall cracks that can be a sign of a foundation problem.

Gaps and cracks between the wall and ceiling
Cracking or separation of the wall and ceiling are a sure sign that your home is experiencing foundation settlement - or you've hung your flat screen TV from the drywall instead of a beam. Either way, it's not good.

Cracks originating from door frames

These types of cracks are almost always a sign that your foundation is experiencing settlement.

Cracks around the windows


When your home settles unevenly, cracks will start to develop in the drywall or plaster surrounding your window and door frames.

Covering up these cracks with a patch will not fix the underlying problem - foundation settlement. That's a problem that's best left to the experts.

DIY drywall crack repair - don't do it!

A patch will not address your home's settlement problem. Instead the crack will re-appear as your home continues to settle. Once you fix the underlying problem, you can repair the cracked drywall.

If you are experiencing any of these problems in Hardy, Boones Mill, Callaway, Ferrum, Glade Hill, Henry, Penhook, Rocky Mount, Union Hall, Wirtz, and the surrounding areas, call Fortress Foundation Solutions at 1-434-299-9393 or visit our website to request a free estimate!

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