Drywall repair is the most common building repair service that is performed in the United States. There are many video clips online about exactly how to carry out small drywall repair services, but a number of them are misleading. Commonly these videos can mention to you to load the hole with any paste or gel and paint over it. While this strategy can LOOK like the wall surface is repaired, it leaves the wall weak and vulnerable to additional damage. Drywall is constructed from a pressed powder blended with numerous ingredients sandwiched in between two thick layers of paper. Anytime the drywall is damaged, it either crumbles or cracks. Small holes, nicks, and dings induce the drywall to crumble on the inside, and simply filling the space with a different substance won't help. An improperly finished drywall repair will likely leave the drywall weak or looking worse than before the repair was attempted. Often, hiring an experienced drywall contractor is the most effective thing you can do.
If you're wanting to try to repair drywall on your own, you should use the appropriate materials to get it right. There are several kinds of spackle and drywall compounds that can be used to correctly repair little damaged spots that will strengthen the wall and assist it to withstand damage in the future. If you take this path, then it is very important to take your time and use the correct methods. If you just set a light layer of spackle over the surface of a hole, the area will continue to be weak. If repairing a smaller hole, you really need to press the drywall repair material into the hole enough to make sure that it starts to squish out the opposite side. This is going to ensure that the entire depth of the damage is filled with material, and will result in a solid repair. Drywall compound can shrink when drying, so regularly several coats are required. You want the final layer to stick up above the surface only a little bit, to ensure that you can sand it totally flat, leaving you with a good flat surface to repaint.
Cracks or larger areas of damaged drywall call for the damaged drywall to be cut out and a brand-new section of drywall put in that fits the resulting hole as carefully as possible. The new section of drywall really needs to be reinforced by either mounting braces behind the drywall or by utilizing drywall clips. After the replacement drywall section is supported, the sides need to be repaired with drywall compound and possibly tape, depending on the overall size of the repair. Once again, multiple coats of drywall compound or "mud" might be required.
Drywall with water damage is another standard drywall repair, and the type of repair required will depend upon the extent of the damage. If the drywall got wet once and is currently completely dry, you can try simply painting over the discoloration, although if the cause of the water has not been fixed, you'll simply make a negative situation even worse. If there is a water leak behind the drywall that has not been fixed, or the drywall ends up being continuously wet, there's a very good chance that mold will begin growing on the backside of the drywall, and could soon end up being a health hazard. Besides the mold, drywall that has come to be excessively moist will quite often deteriorate and need to be removed and replaced. In this situation, the damaged or moldy drywall needs to be cut out and replaced after the source of the leak has been fixed.
There is no "one" way to repair all drywall, and understanding the fundamentals isn't enough to know if the wall has been damaged or not. Incorrectly performed repairs can leave the wall weaker than it ought to be, and can make it more probable that future damage to the drywall will take place. It's sometimes best to contact a competent drywall repair company who will know the most effective materials and methods to use to make sure you get the most effective drywall repair achievable, and end up with a drywall surface that is as strong or stronger than it was to begin with that can make it easier when it comes time to finishing or texturing the drywall.
We choose the right people with the best experience as well as the best materials and equipment to repair your drywall the right way. We understand the best techniques and tricks to repair various types of drywall that we've mastered over several years of taking care of drywall damage in the El Paso area. We've been called one of the top drywall companies around because we know how to treat our customers while supplying the most effective repairs possible.