06:46AM | 12/29/01
Member Since: 12/28/01
3 lifetime posts
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)?


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.


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!).


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Unless you live in a very warm climate, your lemon tree should be brought indoors in the winter and then returned outdoors... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon