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Old 06-12-2010, 06:13 AM   #1
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I own an older house and when the wind blows the walls move and make noise. How can I correct this problem?. Help!!
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My first thought would be the installation of sheathing or let-in bracing
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:54 AM   #3
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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.
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I am a novice carpenter at best. Please be very clear with ways to repair this in replies. Thanks again.
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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.
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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.
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Thank You that explains the concept very well.
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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.
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Your house sounds like it is structurally unsound, and dangerous.

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