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Nov 26

Does Water Ruin Drywalls?

Drywall can be a target in cases of water damage. Drywall can be cut to any size and is easy to install. Drywall is typically used to construct ceilings and walls in houses. However, it is susceptible to water damage, either from above or below.

Water and Drywall Drywall, a rigid panel made from white Gypsum mineral rock and thick exterior paper. Its biggest drawback is that it readily absorbs water. This can cause significant water-related issues such as:

  • Drywall that has been saturated tends to retain water.
  • The absorbent material of gypsum draws water up to it like a sponge. Water that has accumulated on the floor and is in contact with the panel's bottom edge can be absorbed upwards by the drywall at a rate of one inch per hour, provided it is still on the floor.
  • Wet drywall could lose structural rigidity, bulge, or collapse completely. Drywall exposed to water can't be restored.
  • The absorbent wall drywall will not be retained if it is permanently contaminated by sewage or another toxic substance. It must be removed, and replaced by new material.
  • Even if there aren't any contamination or structural problems, ceilings drywall that has been touched by water will most likely be stained and will need to have it repaired.

Molds and Drywall

It is also a great medium for toxic mold growth because of the water damage. Dormant spores that have been exposed to water for long periods of time and because gypsum is porous will be activated and mold growth will soon take root. Treatment of drywall with mold infection is often difficult. It is best to have it removed and replaced.


Dry Wall Houston Tx will assist you if you hire a Drywall Repair company.


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