Jump to content

Signature Town house interior cracks


mgbinspect
 Share

Recommended Posts

Why is there so much tape joint failure in townhouse drywall?

Typically, when you observe a lot of loose tape in townhouse drywall, the firewall between units will be masonry. The front and back walls are load bearing wood frame construction. The drywall is hung on furing strips on the masonry firewalls. When the two stories of framing settle and compress the masonry firewalls don't budge. Hence, the loose tape. Notice that most of the loose tape is on your left and right walls (the masonry firewalls).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...