Asked by: Ikhlef Sorribasasked in category: General Last Updated: 15th January, 2020
Does wet plasterboard need to be replaced?
People also ask, what happens if plasterboard gets wet?
While water can cause damage by softening the plaster itself, the problem may be even worse inside the walls. If the wall is saturated with water, the wooden lath behind the plaster will absorb water and begin to expand. As it expands, it pushes outward and can cause the wall to crack and weaken.
Subsequently, question is, do you have to replace wet plasterboard? Does water damaged plasterboard need to be replaced. Generally, yes the board should be removed and replaced with an equivalent Gyproc product to maintain the original performance criteria.
Also to know is, does wet drywall always need to be replaced?
As its name implies, drywall needs to stay dry as moisture results in warping and rot. If drywall gets wet, replacement is often necessary. Since it is not load-bearing, removing and installing new drywall will not threaten the integrity of your home.
Is wet plasterboard dangerous?
While drywall is pretty sturdy, when it's exposed to water for too long it can get damaged. It may lose its structural integrity, becoming soft and weak. Depending on what category of water drywall is exposed to, and how wet it got, you may be able to save it. Speed is critical to avoiding mold damage, though.