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Elaine Gotham

08:24AM | 06/09/00
Member Since: 02/07/00
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My new house was completed in late February, and I am seeing MANY places where the drywall screws are popping up like little buttons beneath the paint. Should I ask the contractor to fix them all? What causes this? It is "normal"? or is it a result of a poor drywall job?

Also, the drywall seems to be "rippling" in places. What to do???


11:34AM | 06/09/00
Hi Elaine, are you sure that they're screws and not nails? Typically it's nails that pop out and the cure is using drywall screws to replace them or secure them in place. The cause is normally attributed to the 2x4's underneath the drywall having been too GREEN when the drywall was put up. As the 2x4's eventually dry out they shrink thereby leaving a larger hole around the nails, which means that the nails no longer are securely attached to the 2x4's. Finally, YES contact the contractor regarding fixing this, 1) it's his responsiblity, 2) it's not difficult, and 3) he/she wants to maintain a good reputation.


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