What Is Causing My Sheetrock to Crack
Cracks in your sheetrock might show that your foundation is suffering from serious problems. Foundation settlement, poor framing, and high moisture levels are most often the explanations behind sheetrock damage, including cracks.
- Shifting Foundation: Most sheetrock cracks are caused by the soil settling beneath your foundation. When your home’s weight starts to push on your foundation, the dirt below the structure starts to sink. You may notice horizontal and diagonal cracks in your walls; these are usually caused when the walls start shifting and settling unevenly.
- Excessive Moisture: High humidity and poor ventilation are the top reasons behind a damp crawl space. When the humidity gets to unbearable levels, it can cause wood rot or drywall cracks. If you observe high humidity levels in your crawl space, consider having an expert encapsulate your crawl space and put up a vapor barrier keep the drywall from soaking up too much moisture.
At first glance, it may be hard to explain exactly why your sheetrock is cracking. The contractors at CNT Foundations can help identify the problem and find the best solution for your situation. Call 803-667-4022 in Columbia today to ask about our cracked sheetrock repair.