Odd Drywall Damage
You're rarely run into wall damage like this, but
when you do I would imagine that it's going to be about 30 inches off of
the ground and it will normally be located in your bedrooms, dining room
and living rooms.
If you're wondering what caused this, there's a good chance that there was a couch in the living room, some chairs in the dining room or a bed up against a wall in a bedroom.
This kind of damage is usually caused from people, rubbing the furniture up against the living room wall. In the dining room, it's not uncommon for someone to slide the back of a chair, up against the wall. After doing this over long periods of time, sometimes even years, you will see damage like this in your dining room.
When ever a bed is slid next to a wall in a bedroom and you have a restless sleeper, one that is constantly rubbing up against the wall, you can find damage like this, right above the height of the mattress.
Now you're probably wondering how a couch can damage the living room wall. Well it's not that hard to imagine, if you can imagine a 200 pound man sitting down on a couch abruptly and forcing it to hit the back of the wall, it's not going to take long, until you have wall damage that looks something like this.
Now I know what you're thinking, you've probably lived in a home, for over 30 years and have never heard of anyone treating their home this way. I would like to share something with you. If you ever get the chance, to get your general contractor's license and are interested in repairing rental houses, you're going to get an education that you might not forget or even be ready for. Some of these people give a new meaning to the words house abuse.
After awhile, you will be able to look at almost any problem in a house and have a pretty good idea, what caused it. Rarely do I get to see anything new, but every once in a while, something comes along, that I've never seen before and then, that's when I'm the one who is getting educated.