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Foundation Problems:

Drywall Nail Pops

Nail pops are small, cracked circles where the nail pulls away from the drywall or sheet rock, exposing the nail head or pushing the paint away from the wall. Drywall nail pops occur when you have house settlement. Learn more.

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Understanding Drywall Nail Pops & Causes, Virginia, MD, DC

Identifying & Repairing Foundation Issues Related To Nail Pops

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Drywall Nail Pops are Symptoms of Foundation Settlement

If you’re still unsure if you have a foundation problem, take a quick look around your home. If your home also has drywall cracks, stuck windows, or cracked bricks, in addition to nail pops, then your home may have a foundation issue.

What Causes Drywall Nail Pops?

While drywall nail pops seem like nothing more than a minor annoyance, they could be a sign that your house is settling and may have other foundation issues.

House settling occurs when the soil your home sits on is weakened and is unable to support the weight of your house. Weakened soil can be caused by:


Too Much Water

A rainy season or poor drainage can turn the soil your home sits on into mud, which can create problems. The extra moisture forces the soil to expand, pressing against your foundation, creating areas of weakness and eventually cracks.


A Hot Summer

As the soil dries, it shrinks and cracks. The ground surrounding your home will pull away from your foundation, creating gaps which allow the foundation to lean or settle.


Poor Soil Preparation

Before a home is built and the foundation’s laid, the soil needs to be prepared. If the soil isn’t compacted properly then the dirt will shift, resulting in house settling.

How Do I Fix My Drywall Nail Pops?

Fixing nail pops involves more than a hammer, drywall joint compound and plaster. If your home has foundation problems then the nail pops will continue until the foundation problem is fixed.

Certified Foundation Repair Contractors in Virginia, Northern Virginia, Southeastern Maryland, and DC

At JES, our professional foundation repair experts will work with you, every step of the way, to find and design the best foundation repair solution for your drywall nail pops – or any foundation repair need you may have. We want to hear your questions and concerns; after all we’re here to help you find the best solution for your home.


What Do I Do Now?

Drywall Nail Pops - What Do I Do Now?

Nail pops can be a sign that you have a foundation problem or settling house. Find out if you have a foundation problem by making an appointment with one of our foundation repair experts.

We’ll perform a thorough foundation inspection, using precision tools, and look for signs throughout your home and property.

After the inspection, if your home need foundation repair, we’ll create a custom solution that addresses your home’s foundation problems. And if the drywall nail pops are a cosmetic problem, we’ll let you know.


Drywall Nail Pops | Foundation Repair Solutions

Drywall Nail Pop Solutions

After your free inspection we may recommend some of our house settling solutions, including JES Helical Piers, JES Push Piers, JES Slab Piers and JES Wall Anchors.

Every home’s foundation repair needs are different. We’ll work with you – every step of the way – to create an economical, custom foundation repair solution for your home.

Homeowner's Guide to Foundation Repair

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Have you ever wondered about your cracked concrete block foundation? Or if those brick cracks are a sign that you have a bigger problem?

Our Homeowner’s Guide to Foundation Repair is your resource for learning about foundation problems, causes and solutions.

Make an appointment with one of our foundation repair experts and receive your own copy of the e-book, as our thanks for putting your trust in JES.


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