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Drywall Damage in Common Types

Jan 24

Drywall Damage in Common Types

Drywall damage can take many forms.

Small surface cracks can often be found at the junction of two sheetrock boards. Minor dents and scratches can be caused by doorknobs or children moving furniture.

Deep cracks are those that reach the seam's tape or paper and extend beyond the edges of the paper.

Drywall damage caused by water damage such as flooding or leaks can lead to erosion, sagging, and holes. This type of damage is a breeding place for mold and can create electrical or structural hazards.

Drywall Tools and Supplies

A few tools are necessary if you intend to do your own drywall repair in Houston. These tools can be purchased at Lowes or Home Depot.

Here's a list of the most important tools and materials:

  1. Dust mask
  2. Mud pan
  3. Putty or drywall mud
  4. Painters tape
  5. Putty knife
  6. Utility knife
  7. Paper drywall tape
  8. Joint compound (pre-mixed).
  9. Setting compound

Depending on how severe the damage is to your walls, you may need a sanding instrument or sandpaper. You can also paint the wall to match it with sandpaper.

Drywall Damage Assessment

Assessing the damage is the initial step in a drywall restoration project.

First, determine the cause of the damage. If the damage is water-related, you should check for mold growth or damage that extends beyond the immediate area.

Drywall Repair Process

You can assess the damage with your eyes and begin to repair it. Also, evaluate cracks.

Use a chisel for superficial cracks to check if the crack extends beyond the paper.

Fill any small holes in the wall with drywall glue and then sand it flat. When it is dry, sand the surface until it is smooth. To patch larger holes, use a piece of drywall.

Drywall Expertise

The best way to save time and avoid headaches when repairing or assessing drywall is to hire a professional contractor.

A professional can assess the damage and make recommendations immediately. They will be able to find cheaper materials and have the right tools. They can also bring a team with them if needed.

A professional is the best way to do larger jobs and to fix water damage.

Do you need drywall services?

Repairs can be quick and simple or time-consuming depending on the extent of the damage.

Do you have questions about whether or not you are capable of handling a drywall repair project in your home? Leave a comment or contact us to receive a free estimate We are happy to answer any questions you may have about drywall services.

 

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