Are Nails Popping Out of Your Drywall?

When you own a home, there are so many small things that can go wrong. Some of them are simple fixes or small changes that don’t require any work at all. Either way, it’s important to be aware of changes in your home, no matter how small they are. You never know when a small problem could turn into serious foundation failure. One common problem that is caused by a shifting foundation includes nails popping out of the drywall. Not only is this visually unappealing, but bad for the overall stability of the structure as well.

What Causes Nails To Pop Out of the Drywall?

Many times, nails pops are caused by improper wallboard installation and wood framing. Any kind of lumber you use in a home is prone to change since it obtains moisture over time. Depending on rainfall totals in your area, your wood supports and framing may change more than others. Studs will shrink and expand at different rates, eventually twisting, warping, cracking, or creeping away from its original location. If your foundation is in the process of settling, this can also cause nails to pop out of the wall. Other common causes of nail pops include:

  • Improper spacing or installation of drywall screws, nails, or fasteners
  • Improper equipment (nail size, etc.)
  • Driving nails too far into the wall

How Are Nail Pops Repaired?

On a surface level, the best way to repair nail pops is to treat them as they happen, but if your home is experiencing this problem due to foundation settling, it’s likely been a few years since yourHand holding nail to beige wall drywall has been touched. Generally, the most surface-level way we can fix nail pops is by:

  • Redrilling the drywall fasteners if they were installed wrong
  • Mudding over the “pop” in the wall
  • Sanding the patch
  • Apply more mud
  • Repaint the affected area

If your home is experiencing nail pops due to foundation settlement, not only will we perform those basic steps, but we will conduct an inspection of your foundation as well and employ the strategy that best fits. If there is foundation settlement, we have a variety of solutions, including everything from wall anchors to foundation piers and more. You can be sure we have a solution for whatever structural problem you’re facing in your home.

Choose Foundation Strategies & Construction

When you choose Foundation Strategies & Construction, you’re getting years of experience you can trust. We have proven over the years that we have the tools and know-how to get the job done right every time. If you’re experiencing a problem like nails popping out of your drywall or have another larger foundation issue that needs addressing, we are here to help. All you have to do is reach out. Don’t wait, call today for a free quote!

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