“Nail pops” may be unsightly, but they are common and are very rarely of any structural concern. I recently came across a home in Freeland with several nail pops protruding from a sheetrock ceiling.
Understandably, my client wanted to know if there were any underlying issues (such as elevated moisture levels or structural deficiencies) related to these bulging eyesores. Luckily, after probing with a moisture meter, everything appeared to be in order.
Nail pops come often appear when building components shrink after a home is built. In fact, many contractors will have a provision within the first year of a home’s construction to repair nail pops.
For this client, I recommended they contact a qualified sheetrock contractor to make the simple repairs. Bye, bye bulges!
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