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papplesnap 06-12-2010 06:13 AM

Walls in the wind
 
I own an older house and when the wind blows the walls move and make noise. How can I correct this problem?. Help!!

RoyalAcresRod 06-12-2010 06:30 AM

My first thought would be the installation of sheathing or let-in bracing

papplesnap 06-12-2010 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by RoyalAcresRod (Post 455014)
My first thought would be the installation of sheathing or let-in bracing

There is evidence that the sheet rock nails are be loosened by the outer wall movement. The siding is still on the house. Any more ideas would be appreciated. Thanks for your reply.

papplesnap 06-12-2010 07:01 AM

I am a novice carpenter at best. Please be very clear with ways to repair this in replies. Thanks again.

RoyalAcresRod 06-12-2010 07:03 AM

Is there sheathing under the siding? I the walls are moving, they are improperly built. There's really no simple answer or magic bullet to correct this without investigating the construction methods utilized.

Correcting this will probably entail removing the siding or drywall....and will give you the opportunity to insulate correctly.

papplesnap 06-12-2010 07:09 AM

I Thank You very much for your reply. I will keep you posted on the progress. I thing this house was very poorly constructed in the first Place. Thanks again.

Willie T 06-12-2010 07:23 AM

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papplesnap 06-12-2010 07:33 AM

Thank You that explains the concept very well.

TrafficCopSmith 06-14-2010 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by RoyalAcresRod (Post 455014)
My first thought would be the installation of sheathing or let-in bracing

That was my thought too. Sounds like it's going to be a large job to even figure out what is causing this. Perhaps using some blow in insulation will help you from having to tear down the walls completely.

Yoyizit 06-14-2010 12:40 PM

Your house sounds like it is structurally unsound, and dangerous.

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