I have a drywall crack in the ceiling that keeps coming back. It is at the location of the drywall screw. Last year I applied a regular drywall patch and then painted over when it dried. But less than a year later it came back. I live in Mid Atlantic US and there is some structure expansion/contraction between summer and winter times. What should I do for the crack not to be coming back? On the picture there is crack location next to wall corner, the screw is on the ceiling side. Thanks, DV enter image description here


It looks like the screw was installed too deep and ripped through the paper and thus has no support. Add a screw flush with the paper 1" away into the joist. Then patch with setting compound and paper tape, finish as usual

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