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redheadedjoe 01-10-2013 10:13 PM

All corners cracking
 
Would the fact I live 800 ft from the railroad tracks be the cause to my homes wall corners cracking? The trains come by about every 10 minutes.

joecaption 01-10-2013 10:40 PM

That would do it, try latex caulking, apply a small amount and wipe with you finger then use a damp sponge for a smooth finish.
The key is small amount, there's no need for any of it to be on the walls, just in the crack.

oh'mike 01-11-2013 05:36 AM

I doubt it---All corners cracking? The same flawed technique was used on all corners--

these are the 'usual suspects' with corner failure--

Improper attachment of corner bead--not properly nailed or stapled

wrong mud used--best choice powdered easy sand---

Bad framing--missing doubled outside studs

wet lumber---this causes nail pops and seams to open also--I doubt this is your problem.


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