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km

06:46AM | 12/29/01
Member Since: 12/28/01
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We just moved into a new home (built by us) several months ago. We have started to notice some cracking in the drywall in corners (inside corners) where walls meet and also where the ceiling meets the wall. The cracking isn't everywhere, just in various spots throughout the house. Most of the cracks are very thin, hairline cracks, but some of them are slightly larger. Is this just caused by normal settling or the drying and contraction of the wood? Should we wait awhile before attempting to fix these cracks(until most of the settling has occured, so we can fix them all at once)?

Matches

11:25AM | 12/29/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Hi km,
Cracks in drywall and joint compound are fairly normal as structures settle and/or move,especially their first few years.You can address these areas as you see fit but I wouldn't get concerned if one or more return.

km

06:50PM | 12/29/01
Member Since: 12/28/01
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for the info, that makes me feel better!! I guess when you build a new home, you just expect that the work will end when it's complete (at least for awhile!).
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