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Patch Drywall Cracks Or Fix Your Foundation?

crack in the drywall of a Houston area home due to foundation problems

Obviously, patching cracks in your Houston home’s drywall would be a quicker and cheaper solution when compared to foundation repair. However, that fix would only be a temporary solution if you don’t solve what is causing the cracks in the first place.

If you are experiencing large cracks in your drywall, you might have an issue with your foundation. Shifting soils or plumbing leaks can cause foundation problems. Subsequently, foundation problems will lead to cracks in your drywall. Therefore, no matter how many times you patch your drywall, you are only putting a band-aid on a broken bone.

Causes Of Drywall Cracks

Drywall cracks can happen for any number of reasons. A lot of drywall cracks happen at the seams. The seams are usually hidden to the eye because of the use of tape and mud. Cracks can occur because of the stress on the seams. This usually happens around door frames, windows, and corners.

The cause of the stress comes from numerous sources. Fluctuations in temperature and house settling are among the main causes of drywall cracks.

Patch Now or Patch Later?

To begin with, you’ll want to have your foundation evaluated by a professional before starting any repairs to drywall. You wouldn’t want to repair a bunch of cracks in your drywall only to have to do it again and again down the road.

Imagine doing all of the cosmetic work of fixing drywall (or uneven countertops or floors) and then you come home from work one day and notice that it is damaged again.

The best course of action is to find the source of what is causing the cracks to begin with. You could patch drywall all of the time but if the cracks keep occurring, you have a bigger issue on your hands. Ultimately, you will save more time and money in the long run by fixing the source of the problem.

Therefore, if you are experiencing large cracks in your drywall, you should contact us immediately. We can provide you wit a free foundation inspection and determine if your foundation is the cause of the drywall cracks

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