Warping of the Walls by Water Damage

There are various causes for walls to warp, and these reasons vary based on the kind of wall you have. As a result, it is of extreme significance to investigate the potential underlying issues at play. When it takes in an excessive amount of water, the sheetrock behind the wall will begin to bend and twist, which will result in the wall being warped.

Walls that are bowing or buckled almost always indicate that there is water damage elsewhere in the home. Walls that have been warped to an excessive degree might cause major structural damage, which will need substantial repair work and be expensive. Don't be concerned!

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Some Common Causes of Warping of the Walls

Warping of the walls is one of the severe consequences of water damage. Therefore, it leads to compromised wall integrity and foundation. The presence of these flaws is often an indication of:

  • Destroys the wall's original hue and the aesthetic value of the wall art.
  • The steel walls, beams, and joists are all free to move in any direction inside the building.
  • The floor could be damaged by a lot of people walking on it or by constant shaking from cars or factories.
  • The thickness of the walls of the foundation was insufficient for the height of the structure. (Such an example is when a building's height has been increased.)

What Should Be Done When Warped Walls Occur?

An easy patching fix will work excellently for repairing cracks, chips, and other damage caused by the impact of bullets and heavy things. But other problems may be signs of bigger problems, like a building that is falling apart or a lot of water damage.

These problems need expensive repairs, and increasing your investment is necessary if you want to remedy them. If you aren't sure if the damage to the wall is caused by a bigger problem, you could hire a foundation repair company to help you figure it out.

Common Water Damage Types That Cause Wall Warping

Before extreme weather strikes, winterize your home to prevent water damage by following these tips:

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  • Cleanup of Sewage: If the drains get blocked, it is possible that sewage cleanup may need to be performed. The emission of toxic black water or gray water that has been contaminated by a human, animal, or biological waste may occur when there is a sewage leak.
  • Structure Damage: If your house has water damage, the structure, which was once safe and nice, may now be dangerous and unlivable.
  • Pipes That Get Burst or Broken: If a pipe in your house has burst or broken, it is imperative to have it repaired as soon as possible in order to avoid further water damage. It's possible that you will also need the help of a plumber in addition to hiring a company that fixes water damage.
  • Stuck Gutters: If you let debris such as leaves and branches build up in your gutters, it can prevent water from flowing easily through them. This may cause your gutters to get clogged. As a direct consequence of this, water will run down the side of your home, overflowing the gutters. Because of this, there is a possibility that water may start to seep into your house via the foundation.

Rely on KW for Water Damage Restoration Services

After finding the warped wall, it's best to call in the experts at KW Construction & Restoration-Colorado Springs to get things back to normal as soon as possible. There are warning signs that allow you to take action before you have to repair the wall entirely if moisture is the source of the warping. Restoration of your property is within our capabilities thanks to our considerable education and expertise. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at 719-974-4131 or click here.

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