Removing Cracks From Walls in the Home
Cracks in drywall can be very dangerous. This is because they allow moisture and water to seep into the wall, and once it gets inside, you could have a serious mold infestation on your hands. Once you’ve dealt with the crack and repaired the drywall, it’s time to make sure that this doesn’t happen again in another part of your home. The best way to do this is by using a mesh tape that needs to be applied across all cracks in your walls. As long as the tape is intact, the wall crack won’t reappear. [VIDEO]
One of the most important steps in dealing with drywall cracks is using a mesh tape. This is because it’s much more sturdy than ordinary drywall, and thus it can survive the damage of repeated water infiltrations. The tape is also very easy to apply. Just be sure to follow these steps:
1) First, you need to cut a piece of mesh tape that’s slightly larger than the size of your hole or crack.
2) Next, place the tape into position, making sure that there’s a little bit of overlap on each side.
3) Then, you can use a hair dryer or heat gun to remove any air bubbles or creases in the tape. This will help it stick to the wall much better.
Once you’ve done these things, your repair should last for many years before you have to do anything else. [VIDEO]