HELP! I HAVE A DRYWALL TAPE DISASTER!!! We just finished building a new single story house in Washington State last fall. At first the drywall job looked fine. We primed, painted with latex flat paint and moved in. Now in most of the rooms, the drywall tape is pulling away from the ceiling at the joint where the interior walls and ceiling meet. The part of the tape that’s on the wall is fine. It’s as if someone has pushed the ceiling upward about 1/8″, leaving the wall intact but causing the tape to pull away from the ceiling. The house is standard stick-framed, 2×6 exterior walls and 2×4 interior walls. Standard 8′ ceilings. Insulation batts to code, including the attic space. The roof has an 8×12 pitch and is trusses, not framed. I’m not sure if the trusses were nailed to the top plates of the interior walls or not. Note that this problem is not occurring at all, at the exterior wall-to-ceiling joints, its only on the interior wall-to-ceiling joints. Some rooms are especially bad, some rooms are fine and some rooms only have several bad areas. So the big questions are; 1) what caused this to happen, 2) how could we have avoided this, and 3) what’s the easiest way to fix the problem. Thanks.
In this video, Jon overviews the elements of the addition, including building a deck-ledger-style floor system, closing off windows and doors, and framing the roof.
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