There’s A crack In The Wall

There's A crack In The Wall

There’s a crack in my wall. It’s the length of a sewing needle and the width of a string; a very slight and unnoticeable thing. Except for the fact that something in there keeps talking to me. I used to talk to it happily. I’d feed it crumbs. I would stick little stirrer straws inside and pour tea. I fed the thing living in my walls.

As I’m sleeping, I hear it. The faint scrapping of the walls and it’s painful. I sit up to find the crack across my bed has crawled from floor to ceiling in length with a huge gap in the center as if something wedged it open and emerged.

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Houses of any age move and shift subtly over time, and the weakest area in a wall is the most likely to crack. A wall is constructed with vertical studs that extend from floor to ceiling.

While the builder adds extra framing to the adjacent studs, these areas are still weaker than the rest of the wall, and when settling occurs, these spots are the first to develop cracks. Hairline cracks across walls and doorways do not indicate a structural problem; they should simply be re-taped and painted.

This is due to the house not being climate controlled as it would be if it were occupied. Fluctuations in temperature and humidity levels can cause framing members and drywall to expand and contract, resulting in cracking. Like other wall cracks, these can be re-taped and painted.

When drywall panels are installed, the seams between the panels are filled with drywall mud and covered with paper tape. If the tape doesn’t have enough mud underneath to stick firmly, it can start to pull away from the wall over time. When this happens, you’ll see a fine crack where the tape has lifted. If there’s only one crack, try squirting a little household glue behind it and pressing it back into place. If the tape is lifting in multiple areas, however, your best bet is to re-tape all the seams because the problem will continue to recur.

Water leaking from a window or the roof, or even a leaky attic water line, can run down inside a wall’s framing and saturate the drywall, which then softens and deteriorates, creating a crack with noticeable yellow or brownish stains. If the leak is fresh, such as from a recent rain, the area might also feel damp to the touch.

The Poodles — Crack In The Wall

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Solved! How Concerned You Should Be About Cracks in the Walls

My initial thoughts were to throw some spackle over the crack/hole, smooth it over, and then paint. Or should I just be trying to find someone to pay to do this? Thanks!

Do what gregschoen said. Or if you want a slightly better finish you could use that self-adhensive joint tape first then smooth some drywall compound over it. Spread it so that it is thin at the edges of the patch. Let it dry. Then take a damp sponge and smooth it over before you paint it. The sponge will remove slight bumps and imperfections.

Do Cracks in Walls Indicate a Structural Problem?

Before you do that, it might be worth making a small hole near the broken edge of the kicked-in flap, hooking a bit of stiff wire into it, and gently pulling the flap back out to make it line up with the rest of the wall. That would save a fair bit of filler, and should give you a neater-looking result.

When I was about 10, my 8 year old brother chased me into my room. I slammed the door on him, he kicked and the resulting indentation was remarkably similar to yours. Not knowing anything about spackle, I made some «paste» with flour and water, «spackled» the door with this mixture and waited nervously for a couple fo days until it dried. When it dried, I sanded it and painted over it. About 11 years later, when I was home for Christmas, my mother FLIPPED OUT when she *finally* happened to notice it!

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