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3 Common Drywall Problems

Drywall is not the same as a plastered wall. Therefore, while installing it in your house, there is a high chance that you get certain things wrong. This is why homeowners are repeatedly told not to carry out a DIY project when it comes to sensitive installment inside the home.

Even though the problems caused by the drywall may not be significant, it is indeed a time-consuming procedure to rectify the mistake and make your house look less like a haunted house shown in American horror movies.

One of the biggest advantages of consulting an expert for installing drywall in your house or to repair the existing one is that you can be assured that your work will be done flawlessly. If the experts have given you seven days for the installation of your unit, you don’t have to wait until the eighth day for them to finish their work.

 Anyway, now that you have taken the project in your hand, we can only warn you about the possible problems cause while you are installing your drywall. Have a look and try to avoid these.

1. Paper is Over-Sanded

Homeowners often over-sand the drywall paper in an attempt to get a smooth surface. This all looks in the book, but the zeal showed while using the sanding machine on the surface of the wall often result in sanding into the paper. To overcome this problem, install a light at the bottom of the wall while sanding the surface. The light will show any rises or bumps on the surface so that you can sand only the relevant part.

2. Joints Are Too Tight

If you have two drywall side-by-side, there is a chance that you tight them together forcefully for them to stand together firmly. By doing this, you completely forget the possible contraction and expansion caused by the paper during the course of its useful life. There is no solution for undoing tight joints. The only available option that you have is to show care during the installation. Make sure that there is a gap of 1/8 inch between two sheets before you joined them.

3. Screws Are Driven Too Far

Sometimes, homeowners drill the screws so deep that they often break the surface of the paper. These apparently small mistakes pose a lot of problems in the future. Use screw guns that have a tool which allows you to set the depth of the drive. This will make it easier for you to punch the hole in the wall not too deep.


The installation of drywall and other things relating to its repair should ideally be left to the experts who know how to deal with tricky situations in an efficient manner. When you carry out DIY projects, your risk damaging other systems of your house. However, if you have decided on doing things on your own, don’t get disheartened by our constant emphasis on working with an expert. Go through the mistakes that we have pointed out and make sure you don’t make them. The safe installation of drywall is possible if you follow these easy steps.