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Old 07-20-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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We've notice several vertical cracks within our walls in our house. The cracks are always almost perfectly vertical (90 degrees).

I would not figure that these are settling cracks because they are almost symmetrical but I am not an expert either.

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Does anybody know what type of cracks these may be? What would be the best route to take in order to get these fixed?

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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looks like a badly installed corner bead to me

there are better qualified drywall guys that will let you know whats up and how to fix. I know what I would do but I would wait for the experts

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Yikes! Is it extensive?
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i would scrape out the plaster. put screws in the corned bead. and replaster.
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Looks like the 50 grand "remodeling" job the previous owners had done to "finish" the lower level of my house back in the '80s.

In my case there were no nails, screws, or even evidence of a crimper used on any of the corner bead anywhere.

They also did cute stuff like leaving taped-up live wires wrapped around a water pipe.

Many trips to the dump later, there's no evidence these monkeys were ever here.

Your problem is more easily remedied (I hope) by just screwing in all the bead and refinishing the corners.
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Definitely corner bead "popped" loose. Nail/screw it back down and re-mud. That's why I've gone to the metal reinforced paper bead that is installed by mudding it on. You don't get these problems.....

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