I've experienced cracking in my drywall beside my woodstove. I've got brick going up two sides surrounding the woodstove, about 1 meter high. The cracking occurs in the middle of the wall, where the drywall seams meet. I've re-done the drywall once last fall only to have it crack again this winter. The stove is about 20 cm from the wall. Is this common for drywall around woodstoves? Should I extend the brick (the brick was put on over the drywall) up past the cracked area (ie. Is this the only solution?)? Appreciate any ideas.