Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

Ridge At Drywall Seam


goofyfish's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 20

09-23-17, 08:47 AM   #1  
Ridge At Drywall Seam

Hey gang...

We bought a fixer-upper and I have an issue with previous work in the basement. The drywall was put up with out beveled edges and there is a peak at the seam. Without replacing the existing sheets, how can I repair this problem?







I appreciate your thoughts and comments.

 
Sponsored Links
Sogeki's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 34
TX

09-23-17, 09:12 AM   #2  
It looks like it isn't taped. You should be able to simply tape and finish mudding it.

 
2john02458's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 275
MA

09-23-17, 09:14 AM   #3  
I' m not an expert on drywall but have done a fair amount of taping and mudding. I would cut a small V-groove (about 1/4 inch deep) along the seam, to get rid of the ridge, tape it and mud over it with two or three light coats of joint compound feathered out to about 4 inches on each side.

 
marksr's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator

Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 42,793
TN

09-23-17, 09:31 AM   #4  
While it's ok to scrape off any excess mud I wouldn't go too deep, you don't want to cut into the drywall/gypsum. As SS stated you'll need to tape the crack and then feather the mud [multiple coats] out far enough to make it look nice.


retired painter/contractor avid DIYer

 
goofyfish's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 20

09-24-17, 06:10 AM   #5  
I'll give it a go, thanks!

 
Search this Thread