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nryder05

04:54PM | 12/08/05
Member Since: 12/07/05
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I have a 2005 16x80, single-wide mobile home that was purchased and delivered 1 year ago. It has finished drywall throughout. Upon delivery, it had several drywall cracks throughout the home, mostly around the perimeter of the home (at doors and windows), but some have ocurred on center walls this past year. All cracks were repaired by the dealer, but re-cracked shorty after. This has happened four times! The manufacturer refuses to make any repairs unless they deem it to be a structural problem causing the cracks. They did send a contractor from the factory, and he stripped down four layers of mud and tape in one spot and repaired the break again. This spot cracked four weeks later. The factory is still refusing to make any repairs and the dealer has given up, which leaves me (the buyer)with the problem. Do you have any ideas of what may be causing these areas to keep cracking? Thanks.

nathan8804

02:43AM | 02/20/06
Member Since: 02/19/06
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Just as in sitebuilt homes certain walls (load bearing) will crack drywall in the same locations. Also if you sit on clay soil your home will move with every heavy rain shower you get. Also it's a good idea to have the home releveled after the first year. Sherman Williams sells a joint compound that is higher strength than the stuff a homedepot. If you are up to making the repairs yourself. All builders/manufactuers will not warranty drywall cracks. There comes a point (1yr the standard) where the home owner has to make the reapirs themselves.
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