6 Most Common Causes of Drywall Damage 

» Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Drywall Damage | 0 comments

Drywall is said to be one of the most durable and eco-friendly construction materials that existed in the world. Homeowners prefer to install it because of its sound proof and fire-resistant benefits that are good for homes and offices. It’s easy to install, manage and repair. The down side is that, people have this notion that a durable material like this couldn’t get damaged. But they are wrong, because drywall, just like any material is prone to damages especially if not taken care of properly. The following are the common causes of drywall damage we compiled from complaints of household owners.  

Drywall Damage 

Popping Nails 

An improper installation of a drywall will cause to damages on the future. For example, it the nails are not set securely in the center of the stud or joists, the nail will pop up over time. If this happens, you can do a repair drywall task by removing the nail and finding where the stud is. Nail in a different and secure point. Do not ever nail it back because it will only cause more damages than you expect.  

Smaller Holes 

Drywall can also have holes, no matter how durable they are. Causes of small holes are door that opens too hard. Avoid this by purchasing an adhesive backing plate for the wall. Protect the wall from door related damages by lining up the adhesive with the door knob. If repair is needed for the small holes, use a joint compound and patch over the hole. Cover the hole with drywall tape, press into the component. Let dry and sand the covered hole.  

Bigger Holes 

To avoid getting large holes in your drywall, avoid doing things that might result to drywall damage. Any hard material can put a big hole in the drywall, especially if thrown ones. But if you already have a big hole, you can repair it. Cut the damaged area completely and insert a new one. The process is almost the same with repairing small holes, but you’ll need more materials.  

Furniture Scuffs 

Another common cause of drywall damage is furniture scuff. They are minor damages and they have the appearance of marker or pencil stain. To avoid scuffs on the drywall, do not always move items around the house. Also, avoid placing big furniture close to the wall. You can solve the problem by using a cleaning sponge.  

Water Damage 

A massive water damage caused by floods or pipe leaks can also damage the drywall. You have to get the water lines fixed first so then you can repair the damages on the drywall. Water damage can make the drywall look ugly, and you have to start repairing it because of the risk of mold growth. In this type of damage, you will need a professional to help you.  


Most of the time, cracks are not easy to notice. But they will become a pain in the ass over time if the issue is not solved right away. Cracks will cause more damage to the entire foundation of your house. The cracks are usually formed on the ceiling, so you better have a regular roof inspection to avoid this.  

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