If a hole or crack develops in your drywall, it’s important to fix it before the problem worsens. Drywall can be damaged by kids, doorknobs, cracks as the house settles, or outside moisture. Our contractors will thoroughly assess the damage to fix your problem from the root cause.
Drywall Services Offered by 2C Construction
Drywall installation is the first step toward building structurally sound walls with a smooth finish that keeps your home protected and looking great! Whether you’re building a new wall as a home addition, part of your custom build, or replacement after it was damaged, our contractors have the experience necessary to give you great results.
- Drywall: mudding, sanding, seam tapping
- Baseboards and crown molding
- Wall paneling
- Drywall repair and patching
Why Do You Need a Professional Contractor?
We have seen everything from water-damaged drywall to doorknob holes or damage from kids. Although your main concern might be the cosmetic look of your walls, our contractors have the experience to know a small crack could be a sign of larger behind-the-scenes damage in the structure of your home. When repairing those cracks, measuring and cutting the drywall sheets with precision to make room for electrical outlets, light switches, or windows can be tricky. Drywall contractors at 2C Construction have the necessary skill to quickly perform these tasks while delivering quality work.
Larger projects that require new walls to be built or old walls to be knocked down are also more safely done by experienced general contractors. We can determine whether walls are load-bearing and how to safely navigate around those walls without damaging the structure of your home. Similarly, when building new walls, it’s important to consider all aspects of a building: infrastructure, electrical, plumbing, and drywall insulation. The diverse team at 2C Construction has extensive experience with all these aspects.
Frequently Asked Questions about Drywall Work
How long should a drywall job take?
It’s hard to tell how long a drywall job should take without knowing the size of it. However, let’s say for example you have a 2,000 sqft house that needs drywall, with the right crews it will take around 10-14 days to hang, tape and sand it.
What is drywall mudding?
Drywall mudding is the application of a drywall joint compound after the drywall board has been hung. The joint compound or more commonly called drywall mud has the consistency of a pancake batter and is applied to all drywall seams and inside and outside corners. Depending on the level of finish on the drywall there could be anywhere from 3-5 coats of drywall mud applied.
Why do I need to tape drywall seams?
Taping a drywall seam helps to prevent cracking of the seam down the road. Drywall tape embedded in mud helps to conceal the seam. When drywall tape is not used it’s more likely for the drywall seam to crack over time.
What is the difference between baseboard and trim board?
Baseboard is the type of trim that goes at the bottom of a wall. A trim board can reference multiple kinds of molding in a house. Casing, base and crown molding are all considered to be different types of trim boards.
What size is best for baseboards?
The big style at the moment seems to be a flat stock 1” X 6” baseboard. All flat stock refers to is a trim that has no special profile or curved lines in it. A flat stock trim like a 1” X 6” is easiest to picture if you think of a stretched-out flat rectangle. The square style of the trim molding has been more popular lately due to the modern style becoming more mainstream.
What is crown moulding?
Crown molding is most commonly seen at the top of a wall where the ceiling and wall meet or on top of kitchen cabinets. Since a crown is not a standard item in most homes it is usually seen on higher-end homes due to it being purely a decorative molding.
Is it better to drywall or panel a wall?
More times than not people see paneling on a wall and immediately think the home or the paneling is dated. In our experience as a custom home builder and general contractor, it is always better to go with drywall instead of paneling. However, if the paneling is used only as an accent wall this seems to be the best use of it overall.
Does wall paneling increase home value?
Not sure if there is a direct correlation between paneling and overall home value. However, if you look at the timeframe paneling was more commonly used in the 1970s and 1980s it could give the house an outdated look which may in turn lead to a decreased value.
Can I paint over cracked drywall?
Yes, you can paint over cracked drywall, but this will not fix the problem of the cracks showing through your new paint job. A better solution would be to purchase some 5-minute drywall mud from your local hardware or box store and scrape the crack then apply multiple coats of the drywall mud while sanding it between coats. Once you’ve applied a few coats of drywall mud and finished sanding it you can go ahead and paint it.
What type of paint is best for drywall?
Any mid-quality primer paint should be used prior to any paint application. If the drywall is not primed prior to being painted the paint will chip and peel very easily. The primer coat on the raw drywall helps the painting coats adhere to the drywall.
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Whether you are planning for an extensive home improvement or need to patch up a damaged wall, you can trust a 2C general contractor to deliver exceptional service in a timely manner. Contact our expert general contractors today to receive a free quote for drywall repair and home remodeling.