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Cracks in drywall

Posted by Bruce M on May 10th, 1998 10:20 PM
In reply to cracks in vaulted ceiling, drywall by Mike DeLao on May 7th, 1998 02:53 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Mike
Unfortunately, the drywall joint cracking you are experiencing probably has little to do with drywall installation quality and everything to do with the use of non-dry framing members and foundation settling. It typically can take 4 to 10 years for insulated and sealed framing lumber that was not at the right moisture content to get to the right moisture content and quite contracting. Until that happens (if indeed this is your problem) you will continue to experience drywall joint cracking as well as sticking doors and windows that gradually slide less well.

FWIW, when I go shopping for "kiln dried" framing lumber, I take my moisture meter. I hate, with a passion, having to go back and redo part of my work

Best wishes

Bruce M

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