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How to Repair Drywall Cracks

How to Repair Drywall Cracks

Cracked drywall is unsightly, concerning, and can be a real eyesore, drawing all the attention to the cracks instead of the décor of the home. There are several reasons that drywall can crack, such as the house settling, poor drywall installation, objects on the wall causing stress (such as heavy wall art), moisture behind the wall, like in high humidity areas or climates, or following roof leaks, or poor drywall installation.

Regardless, if your drywall cracks, it’s important to get it looked at right away, and repaired as soon as possible. When it comes time for home repairs, no matter how big or small, I want to know that I’m getting high quality work at an affordable price. That’s why I trust the contractors at Enrique’s Painting whenever I need home repairs, like repairing drywall cracks. Some contractors will charge exorbitant amounts for home repairs, and, although the quality of work is great, it’s almost impossible to afford these services. Other contractors don’t have the skills and experience to install and repair drywall properly, so, despite the fact that their quotes are really affordable, it shows in the quality of work.

Poor drywall installation can lead to cracks – for example, if the wall isn’t properly taped, or the joint compound is applied to thickly, the subsequent shifting and trapped moisture leads to unsightly dry wall cracks.

Even if the dry wall was properly installed, in new construction the weight of the home settling can lead to cracks. In older homes, something as simple as having a new roof installed can lead to shifting and settling that causes cracks.

The important thing to remember is that when it comes to home repairs, they never get cheaper than they are right now.

What do I mean by that? Well, when you have damage inside your home, regardless of the cause, it’s best to get it repaired right away. Of course, inflation leads to increasing costs for everything, but also, if you leave home repairs alone, they always get worse, never better. Cracks, left unfettered and UN repaired, almost always spread, becoming larger, more costly, and more time consuming to repair. If you are noticing cracks and damage in your drywall, go ahead and set up an appointment with Enrique’s Painting. They can evaluate your drywall to determine the root causes of the cracking and how best to go forward with repairs. Plus they can provide you with an affordable quote for quality work.


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