How much water would it take for drywall to get soft enough to pierce a hole through it with a finger or screwdriver? If it was a leak?
- boy boyLv 71 month ago
your drywall is our plasterboards ..leak behind ? 10 minutes ..its a very soft material wet
- STEVEN FLv 72 months ago
100% DRY drywall can be punctured with a screwdriver.
- EqualiserLv 42 months ago
It's own weight would collapse it first its thin cardboard over a layer of plaster half inch thick that is set, on a ceiling it would hang down even fall off the screws would be useless they just pull through the soggy mess
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
multiple leaks over a year or more is likely -- unless you had a flood for days
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- A Yahoo UserLv 72 months ago
More important is how long the drywall has been wet.
It takes awhile for water to soak through (hours if there is a LOT of water, a few days if there is less).
Once it's soaked through, you have the situation you are describing.
Just a tiny, pinhole leak will soften the drywall - where it is wet - in less than a week
UNLESS you have water-resistant drywall (which normally is only installed in bathrooms).