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Dry Wall

Posted by johnvillanueva26 (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 24, 10 at 10:39

My house is new, but in the bathroom between the ceiling and the wall above the bathtub/shower a small crack is forming. Is there a good and easy way to fix it before it gets worse?

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RE: Dry Wall

Wait till the house is at least a year old to fix minor cracks.

The most likely cause is the framing drying out (and shrinking) in the now conditioned space of the house.

RE: Dry Wall

You can retape. This would involve removing the old tape or taping over the top. I would recommend a high strength tape as discussed in the link below. I appears you have some sort of structural stress, assuming the joint is taped.

Here is a link that might be useful: Retaping Drywall With High Strength Tape

RE: Dry Wall

If you fix it before about 12 months be ready to fix it again.

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