Skip to Main Content

BQ Basements & Concrete is now  GroundworksLearn more.

Drywall Nail Pops

Ever noticed those small, round imperfections on your home’s drywall? Those aren’t just cosmetic glitches—these are drywall nail pops, and they could indicate a more serious problem affecting the stability of your home. 

At BQ, we provide more than a quick fix; we go in-depth to understand and solve the core issues impacting your home’s structural health. 

After reading this page, you’ll understand the reasons behind drywall nail pops and how to ensure your home remains stable and secure. 

What Are Nail Pops? 

Nail pops are little circular dings that appear in your wall, where a nail has pushed out through the paint and drywall. They may seem easy to ignore and cover, but they can be precursors to more substantial issues like foundation complications. 

Signs of potential foundation issues often include: 

BQ specializes in addressing these and other symptoms by offering custom solutions aimed at maintaining your foundation’s longevity. 

Why Your Home Has Drywall Nail Pops 

Here’s your guide to understanding why these nail pops occur: 

Uneven Foundation Settling 

The leading cause for nail pops is often your foundation settling unevenly. This can happen due to shifting soil, poor water management, or construction errors. When the foundation settles, it stresses the drywall, resulting in those noticeable nail pops. 

Inferior Building Supplies 

At times, contractors might opt for less expensive materials, like low-quality drywall or nails. Coupled with environmental factors and the natural aging process of your home, these can contribute to the onset of nail pops. 

Material Shrinkage 

Particularly in newer constructions, the wooden frames may experience some shrinkage as they fully dry, leading to added pressure on nails and, consequently, nail pops. 

The most effective remedy is a comprehensive inspection to identify the root causes, followed by timely foundation repair solutions if required. 

Can You Fix Drywall Nail Pops? 

Yes, you can! But it’s important to remember simply patching them up offers only a temporary solution. For a more permanent fix, you need to resolve the underlying issues. 

BQ delivers permanent solutions to nail pop problems by diagnosing and treating the root causes that contribute to them. 

How to Fix Drywall Nail Pops 

Trust BQ to get the job done right, the first time. This is our approach: 

Detailed Foundation Assessment 

We conduct detailed inspections to understand the full extent of your foundation-related issues. Based on that, we put together a solution tailored specifically for you. 

Lasting Foundation Solutions  

We drive foundation piers deep into stable soil to support your home’s foundation. Whether it’s Push Piers, Helical Piers, or Slab Piers, our objective remains the same: a steadfast foundation. 

Water Solutions 

We confront water-related issues directly, as damp conditions can compromise your foundation’s stability. We implement solutions such as interior drains, sump pumps, and vapor barriers to address this. 

BQ offers a full line-up of products aimed at solving your unique home challenges, outlasting and outperforming generic options available on the market. 

Why Address the Nail Pop Issues Now 

Taking prompt action is crucial for safeguarding your home. Ignoring nail pops can escalate into: 

  • More severe foundation concerns 
  • Reduced property value 
  • Safety hazards for your family 
  • Increased long-term repair costs 

Trust BQ for proven and long-term solutions that go above and beyond products offered at typical retail stores. 

Contact BQ for Reliable Foundation Solutions

Don’t allow minor drywall nail pops to evolve into significant problems. Get in touch with BQ for a free inspection and quote. Our custom foundation repair plans come with long-term warranties and are designed to put your mind at ease. 

For more than 25 years, homeowners have relied on BQ’s proven approach, which goes beyond mere cosmetic fixes to offer truly lasting solutions for foundation-related issues like nail pops. 

Contact BQ now for your no-obligation free inspection


Routine checks of your foundation are crucial for early detection of any issues. If you spot anything unusual, keeping a close eye on it can prevent further complications.

Effective soil erosion prevention starts with strategic landscaping and incorporates suitable drainage systems. Combining these can substantially decrease soil erosion and thereby uphold your property’s structural stability.

While minor nail pops can be dealt with DIY-style, persistent or severe instances require expert attention.

Publish Date:

Last Modified Date:

BQ Service Area Map

Our Locations


1227 Liberty St., Suite 206
Allentown, PA 18102

New Jersey

535 Route 38 East, 149E
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002


106 Park Drive
Montgomeryville, PA 18936

West Chester

1503 Mcdaniel Dr., Suite 4
West Chester, PA 19380