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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?

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  • 1 month ago

    your drywall is our plasterboards ..leak behind ?  10 minutes ..its a very soft material wet 

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  • 2 months ago

    100% DRY drywall can be punctured with a screwdriver.

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  • 2 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 

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  • 2 months ago

    multiple leaks over a year or more is likely -- unless you had a flood for days

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  • 2 months ago

    Not much.

    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).

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