While working on other projects, your contractor might call your attention to a bulge in the drywall. There might not be any leaks (yet), but bulging drywall is not something you should ignore.
There are several possible causes behind the bulging drywall, and most of them are due to poor workmanship or materials. Here are some of them:
Leaks in the Plumbing
Even if there is no water coming from the bulge, it’s possible that a leaking pipe is behind it. Water is pooling, making the drywall expand. This is common in ceilings, but a bulge may also form on walls if there is a lot of water. Your contractor has to remove the damaged drywall to find the source of the leak. Then, your plumber has to fix that broken pipe before the entire drywall panel is replaced.
If there is a bulge developing on your ceiling where there is no plumbing, a roof leak may have developed. Call your roof leak repair expert to fix this problem.
Overdriven fasteners are usually caused by poor workmanship. Maybe, the worker used the wrong tool or failed to secure the drywall board against the studs before fastening it. Drywall paper is easily damaged when this happens. Moisture can find its way to the paper, making the drywall bulge. Your contractor can drill into the affected board, remove the bulging paper and then patch the drywall with joint compound. The pro will then sand the area smooth before applying new paint.
Drywall Pulling Away
Insufficient fasteners can make drywall boards pull away from the spot where they meet. Your contractor can solve this by using more screws to refasten the bulging boards unless the boards have cracked or become out of shape. If that happens, replacement is your only choice.
TEO Construction is one of the most trusted roof and siding contractors in the area. We can also repair your bulging drywall. Call us today at (301) 494-8663, or use this form to schedule a free consultation and estimate.