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Old 09-16-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Help! Big Bulge in the Wall


Me and my girlfriend just purchased a house about 3 months ago, it's a ranch 3 bed 1 bath flat roof slab foundation built 1952 (great pick right!ha) first time home buyer. Anyway yesterday we noticed a big bulge in the wall of one of the rooms which we're pretty sure wasn't there before and if you stick your head to the wall and kind of look at it from the side you can see that its sticking out about 2 inches you run your hand over it and its like a little mountain. The circumference is about 2 feet wide so it's not that small and I don't believe there are any water pipes in the wall and on the other side is another bedroom, the other bedroom wall seems fine.

Any Ideas of what this could be or what could be causing this bulge?

Any help would be greatly apreciated, thanks

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What is the wall constructed of? Framed? Block? What is the wall covered with? Drywall? Plaster? Could be a roof leak making it's way down the wall and bulging the plaster.


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I'm not much of an expert on houses but I think the wall is just normal drywall with frame construction, how can you tell what type of wall it is? I don't know how it could be caused by a leak because it hasn't rained where I live for about 4 months and I about 99% sure this bulge wasn't in the wall until about yesterday.

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You will have to repair this, what ever the cause. So, get a hammer and break it open and have a look!
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:44 PM   #5
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just watch out for the alien that flys out at you! seriously, keep us posted...moisture? termites? dead animal swelling up? hmmm..

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