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Nail Pops In Drywall

Posted by Peter Graham on January 17th, 2000 06:40 AM
In reply to Nail Pops in Drywall by Donna in LA on January 17th, 2000 12:20 AM [Go to top of thread]


There is only one principal cause for nail pops - wet
timber framing. Problems arise after several months of
dry warm weather which causes drying of the timber
which in turn causes srinkage. As the timber srinks it exposes
more of the nail shank effectivly making the nail longer. this causes
the nail head to push through the drywall breaking the plaster.

It is generally accepted that the moisture level of the timber
studs should be 15% or less to avoid this problem and any
competent builder should know this. It is well specified in
most building codes.

I suggest you have a word with your builder as repears can be quite expensive.

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