Drywall Repair, Livermore, CA
There are lots of reasons why you might need drywall repair. The commonest we get called in to help with are door knob holes where over enthusiastic opening of doors means the knob on the other side gets punched into the sheet rock and leaves a hole. Pets and children have their own unique ways of savaging drywall over time and teenager parties frequently result in quite large areas of damage. That’s before you even consider the fact that even relatively tiny amounts of subsidence or soil settling on new builds will cause cracks to appear, particularly around doorways. So whether you’ve just got a bit of mild cracking, or it looks like someone has stampeded elephants through your drywall we are the people to call on to sort it out.
There are a whole range of weapons in our armory when it comes to repairing surface damage to sheetrock. These include aluminium screen repair patches that we apply and then cover with joint compound. There are a number of different types of drywall tape ranging from paper to fiberglass that can cover seams with and then for larger areas we may well recommend completely cutting out the affected area and replacing it with a new piece of sheetrock (also called gypsum board). Whatever type of damage you have we have the answer that will ensure it is fixed, invisibly, and permanently.
When we look at repairs we always consider how they came about and what we can do to stop that happening again. That can include simple things like a door stop to avoid knob damage or more complex jobs such as invisible reinforcement to add strength to an area that is likely to take impact or pressure again. Talk to us about not just repairing damaged drywall, but future proofing it so that the damage doesn’t happen again in the future.
Where drywall forms a corner it is usually protected with an L-shaped metal shape called a corner bead. The purpose of the corner bead is to provide extra strength where there are likely to be impacts and while it is strong it is not indestructible and so if the impact is really sharp it will be dented. Once dented the layers of joint compound that cover it will flake off and fall and either expose the metal or leave it looking misshapen. The only way to sort that out properly is to cut out and replace the corner bead itself with pristine new beading. We can sort that for you.
Fine cracks appear in drywalls for any number of reasons including simple things like masonry or woodwork expanding and contracting with the changing seasons. Some door frames just seem to hate the drywall they’re set into and the resulting low level conflict leads to cracking. We will establish whether those cracks are just superficial or structural and fix them either way using a range of tapes, ‘mud’, and joint compound plus elastic crack fix sprays to ensure a smooth surface that won’t simply crack again in a year’s time.