Drywall is a material made from gypsum that is found in your walls and ceilings. It is typically durable and will stand up to the test of time, but can still be damaged and develop cracks, holes, and dents. Drywall repair is also often required after your basement experiences a flood. Regardless of why it was damaged, it is recommended that you hire a professional drywall repair service.
With the heavy rains that Toronto has experienced in recent years, drywall repair is an essential service. Keeping your drywall in good condition is important; for one, if it was damaged in a flood, it may develop mould and mildew. Here is some of the additional damage that can occur:
Walls aren’t the only part of your home or business that can be damaged by water; a burst pipe or sewage backup on the upper floors will also cause damage to the drywall in ceilings. And if a sewage backup occurs, it will require the drywall to be replaced due to health hazards.
Nails popping out of drywall can occur for many reasons, with the most common being lumber shrinkage. If Toronto home or business owners require drywall repair for this reason, the nails will have to first be pulled, with two screws then placed in the central joint. Finally, three layers of compound will be used to hold the screws in place.
You can repair this damage yourself, without the need for a professional drywall repair service. The most common method is to use a repair plate with an adhesive backing; the plate is attached to the wall, then painted over so it blends in.
Loose Joint Tape
Paper tape is commonly used in drywall and may come undone, giving the appearance that it is peeling. In this instance, repair involves removing the tape to the point where it is peeling, then using a joint compound in the area where the tape was removed. From there, new joint tape will be applied so it does not overlap with the existing tape. This service will also require the area to be sanded, primed, and painted.
When this damage occurs, the area will be cut in a square, with a new piece of drywall added using drywall screws to hold it in place. A layer of joint compound will then be applied, followed by drywall tape. From there, a professional drywall repair service will sand the area, add more joint compound, and apply at least one to two layers of paint to cover the repaired section.
If you are a business or homeowner in Toronto who requires drywall repair, call Flood Services Canada for the best professional drywall repair service in the GTA. Our team of professionals will repair or replace your damaged drywall so no one will be able to tell there was any damage, all at a rate that won’t break your bank account.
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