Nancy Dube from Henderson, NV had a novel solution to cover a crack in her wall.
American homes have a number of advantages. Largely made using traditional framing techniques, they are affordable, quick to construct and easily modified and extended. Yet the traditional building techniques that have characterized American homes for over a century are not without their drawbacks – and Nancy experienced one common problem.
“We had a crack down our wall that we just couldn’t get rid of,” Nancy writes, with the photographs that accompanied her email. “We took the sheet rock off and reinforced it, but didn’t matter. Every year it cracked.”
Nancy’s problem is not unique. Because wood-framed houses tend to shift and move over the years, there are areas of drywall that over time present cracks that simply won’t ‘heal.’ No matter how much you patch them up, they keep coming back every few months.
Nancy decided she’d had enough of that – and found an affordable and effective solution with Wellington Drystack Tierra Gold panels.
“We decided to cover the crack with your panels, and used 8x’s PL Premium Adhesive to put the panels up. It look 2 hours and that’s from start to finish. Then touch up the next day. Very easy and it looks beautiful.”
In just two hours, Nancy had solved the crack problem, and got a beautiful new wall accent in the process.
“Before we started, we marked where the studs were and also drew a line down the middle between the two windows so the panels would be centered perfectly,” Nancy writes. “We marked the middle of each panel after we cut the ends off. With each panel we put up we took a level horizontally and vertically to keep it straight. When we got to the top it was straight and lined up perfect with the ceiling.”
But Nancy wasn’t finished yet.