Drywall Installation Mistakes You Should Avoid

Make Sure Your Drywall Contractor Does a Good Job

Drywall is a very popular construction material. Many homeowners choose it because of the many benefits it comes with, including affordability, durability, longevity, and resistance. Since drywall is also very flexible in design, it can be installed pretty much everywhere.

There is one problem with drywall however, and that’s maintenance. Although it doesn’t require regular maintenance, fixing a crack or hole, may raise a problem even for a reputable drywall contractor. That’s one of the reasons why you should make sure your contractor doesn’t do any mistakes during installation.

drywall installationNot Allowing for Insulation
Your drywall contractor should take into consideration wiring, moisture control, and insulation, before installing your drywall. Since a wall made of drywall is almost impossible to open once finished, electrical, plumbing, and insulation systems must be installed prior to the drywall installation process.

Placing Seams at Door Corners
At the place where two drywall sheets meet, the drywall contractor must install mesh and fill the gap with a special material. Once the material is dry, the excess is removed, and the result is a seamless surface. The problem is that drywall sheets tend to vibrate, and this may cause the seam to crack. This problem usually occurs around doors. The best way to avoid this issue is to avoid installing seams close to doors.

Not Sanding Between Layers of Drywall Compound
In order to create a seamless surface, your drywall contractor must sand the extra compound between drywall sheets. This is a very painstaking job. Many workers cut corner when it comes to sanding between drywall sheets, and that’s why the result is not satisfactory. You should make sure your contractor pays attention to detail, especially at seams.

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