Finishing off a basement and the people who hung the sheetrock didn't stagger wall seams. I have put mud on sanded and now textured. The problem is when I came back the next day there was hair line cracks in the 8' butt seams. Is there any way to fix it so it doesn't crack again?

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Jan 14, 2016

by: Tyler

This is a never ending battle. I unfortunately would say you will fight. I do have one alternative that might work. If it happens again there is a product called elasto patch which is a drywall mud that has flex. Using this product would allow for some movement without cracking. This may be a solution verse redoing the drywall. I would also recommend adding a few additional screws to try and limit the movement.
I hope this helps.

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