Good Questions: Why Do My Walls Buckle?

Good Questions: Why Do My Walls Buckle?

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Maxwell Ryan
Apr 16, 2007

Hello AT,

I live in a 70s Philip Johnson Bldg on Roosevelt Island - I don't know if it's because we are on the water but throughout the bldg, in halls and apts., - the drywall buckles at the seams (vertical, where seam meets seam).

Anything to do about this? Anybody know the cause?

Thanks

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Anyone???

To us it sounds like cheaper drywall construction that is not aging very well and humidity might very well be playing a part. We've often seen the tape rise and show the seam in bathrooms and other humid places. As far as a cure, we expect that stripping the wall down, retaping and replastering is needed. Not fun.

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