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Drywall Nail Pops

Ever spotted those little round holes in your living room or bedroom drywall? Those aren’t just cosmetic glitches—they’re drywall nail pops, and they could be signaling something more severe about your home’s foundation. 

Here at Foundation Systems of Michigan, we don’t just slap on a bandage, we dig deep to tackle the root problem affecting your home’s structure.  

By the end of this read, you’ll learn the causes of drywall nail pops and what you can do to restore your home’s integrity. 

What Are Nail Pops? 

Nail pops are annoying little circular dings in your wall where a nail has pushed through the paint and drywall. While they may look like minor blemishes, they could be warning signs of bigger headaches like foundation issues. 

We at Foundation Systems of Michigan are pros at tackling the real problems behind these symptoms, offering comprehensive solutions that keep your foundation stable. 

Why Your Home Has Drywall Nail Pops 

Here’s the lowdown on why drywall nail pops show up: 

Foundation Settlement 

The number-one culprit behind drywall nail pops is an unevenly settling foundation. This could be due to fluctuating soil conditions, poor drainage, or even construction blunders. As your foundation settles, the drywall gets stressed, leading to those pesky nail pops. 

Subpar Building Materials 

Sometimes contractors go the cheap route, using inferior drywall or nails. This only adds fuel to the fire. Add in seasonal changes and the natural aging of your home, and you get a perfect storm for nail pops.

Natural Shrinkage 

Especially in newer homes, the wood framing might shrink a bit as it fully dries out, putting pressure on nails and causing—you guessed it—nail pops. 

The best fix? Determine the underlying cause with a professional inspection and get foundation settlement problems fixed as soon as possible.  

Can You Fix Drywall Nail Pops? 

Absolutely! There is a solution for nail pops but repairs alone are just a short-term fix. If you want to get rid of them for good, you need to get to the root of the issue. 

Foundation Systems of Michigan offers a long-term solution to nail pop issues, identifying and repairing the foundational problems that cause them. 

How to Fix Drywall Nail Pops 

Michigan homeowners trust Foundation Systems because we don’t cut corners. Here’s how we get the job done: 

Detailed Foundation Assessment 

We inspect every nook and cranny to determine the scope of your foundation troubles. Then we tailor a solution specifically for you. 

Solid Foundation Solutions 

We drive foundation piers deep into stable soil to give your home the stability it needs. Whether it’s Push Piers, Helical Piers, or Slab Piers, the goal is the same: a foundation that won’t budge. 

Keep the Moisture at Bay 

We address moisture problems head-on because dampness can seriously weaken your foundation. Using interior drains, sump pumps, vapor barriers, even improved gutters if needed. 

Foundation Systems of Michigan offers a specialized range of products, uniquely designed to cater to your home’s specific challenges, providing results that outlast and outperform off-the-shelf solutions. 

Why Address the Nail Pop Issues Now 

Acting quickly is important  to keep your home safe. If left unchecked, drywall nail pops and similar issues can spiral out of control, putting both your home’s stability and your family’s safety at risk. 

Ignoring drywall nail pops could lead to: 

  • More extensive foundation problems 
  • Decreased property value 
  • Safety risks for you and your family 
  • Larger repair bills down the line 

You can trust Foundation Systems of Michigan and our specialized solutions to offer more durable and effective outcomes than what you’d get from the big box stores. 

Contact Foundation Systems of Michigan for Solid Foundation Solutions 

Don’t let those small drywall nail pops snowball into massive issues. Reach out to Foundation Systems of Michigan today for a free inspection and estimate. Our customized foundation repairs are backed by long-term warranties and designed to give you peace of mind. 

For over 15 years, homeowners across Michigan have put their trust in Foundation Systems of Michigan. Why? Because we have a proven track record of not only identifying the root causes of foundation problems like drywall nail pops but also effectively addressing them.  

Our expertise in foundation repair goes beyond mere patchwork solutions; we offer long-lasting fixes that aim to make your home as stable as it was the day it was built. 

Reach out to Foundation Systems of Michigan today for a free inspection


Yes, if the underlying cause of the nail pop is not addressed, such as ongoing vibrations or structural movement, nail pops can reoccur. 

While minor drywall nail pops can be repaired by homeowners, we recommend hiring professionals like FSM for more significant or recurring nail pop issues. Professionals have the expertise to assess the underlying causes and provide lasting solutions. 

Drywall patching kits are inexpensive and easy to apply on your own. However, they cover up the cosmetic symptom of a more significant problem. Professionally installed foundation piers address the root cause—foundation settlement. Repair costs vary depending on the extent of the damage and how many piers are used.

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