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    Default Cracked drywall

    Is anyone familiar with what the cause of this drywall cracking might be?
    The house is 12 years old and they have a large patched horizontal area at the right and then a fine vertical crack in the middle.

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    Default Re: Cracked drywall

    The picture is too blotchy to see anything.

    Typically, the cause is improper finishing techniques (tape, mud, etc)and/or improper drywall fastening methods. Or, something moved.


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    Default Re: Cracked drywall

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon mackay View Post
    Is anyone familiar with what the cause of this drywall cracking might be?
    The house is 12 years old and they have a large patched horizontal area at the right and then a fine vertical crack in the middle.
    Looks like the large patch is at the plate line, if this is a stick built roof, my guess would be that it is trying to spread out a little bit.


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    Default Re: Cracked drywall

    Truss uplift?

    If that is not a dropped false bottom cord and they framed the wall up to the bottom chord, then truss uplift could cause a crack right along that line.

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