Drywall fixes

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dongtuuyenblackpeony
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Drywall fixes

Post by dongtuuyenblackpeony » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:05 am

The builder of our house really screwed us on many features of the home, my current issue I'm trying to fix is the joints on almost all of drywall pieces. It appears they did not utilize any tape and just applied one swipe of joint compound. The inside corners appear they used a finger trowel. My question is; should I use a knife and cut the joints, apply compound, then tape, then 2 more layers of compound? Or is there is another method for me to use? Thanks!


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Re: Drywall fixes

Post by christoff » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:09 am

Where is this house located?

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Re: Drywall fixes

Post by Shannon » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:35 am

Hmm that is very unfortunate.If this is true then reporting them to something like Better Business bureau would be good. Also see if you have mortgage insurance, it may be able to help you out. Cutting the joint is really not needed. Start from scratch. Unfortunately any bevel joints that were there must already be filled and sanded so you have to treat every seam like a butt joint.
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Re: Drywall fixes

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:55 am

If the house is still under new construction warranty and you've got a lot of issues that the builder won't address, then you may want to consult with a real estate attorney to see what your options are. Another avenue would be the contractor regulating board. The BBB (Better Business Bureau) tends to be pretty worthless, at least here in the states.

As far as repairs go, applying tape to what you have is all you can do. No need to cut joints or anything.
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Re: Drywall fixes

Post by christoff » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:59 am

I'd be calling a lawyer!

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