FAQs for Drywall Installation and Repair

Whether you need to replace drywall because of a water leak or other damage, are building a new home or are embarking on a major home renovation that needs brand new walls, you should always hire a professional drywall contractor to do the work for you. Installing drywall, including the mudding, taping and sanding, is a practiced skill that takes a lot of experience to master. An experienced contractor like The Great Wall Construction in Calgary will ensure you get seamless and beautiful results.

Installing drywall is a big step in a basement remodel or big home renovation. If it’s drywall repair you need, this process can take several days and there are some things you should be aware of. The Great Wall answers some commonly asked questions about the process of drywall installation or repair.

What are the stages of drywall installation or repair?

In either case, the first step would be removing the old drywall if necessary, and then measuring, cutting and installing the new drywall. Once the drywall is on the frame, a taper will start applying the compound, taping and sanding. The first coat of mud will take about a day to dry. Then they will come back to your house the next day to repeat that process, and then the next day until there is enough compound to sand down to a perfectly smooth finish.

How long will it take?

The time it will take will depend on the scope of your project. Installing drywall in an unfinished basement will obviously take a lot more time than patching up a section a damaged wall. For a full basement remodel, the drywall process can take a week or more. Remember that the drywall mud will have to dry over night and the contractor will have to return to your property for several days to complete the task. When you book your job, The Great Wall will give you a detailed schedule on how long your project will take.

Who supplies the materials?

The Great Wall will supply all the drywall materials required for your project. They will also come equipped with the proper tools, supplies and safety equipment to do the job effective, efficiently and safely.

What do I do about clean up?

You do not need to worry about renting a dumpster or taking care of the clean up, the drywall contractors will haul away all unused materials and debris for you. They will also make sure that the area is cleaned up properly by vacuuming excess drywall dust and properly disposing of any waste.

Can I repair my drywall damage myself?

In some cases, a DIYer could repair minor drywall damage themselves. Small holes or cracks can be repaired using supplies from the local building supply store. Learn how to repair holes in drywall. However, if the damage requires a large patch or is extensive, it is recommended that you hire a drywall contractor. Without the knowledge and expertise, you could be left with noticeable seams or bumps along the wall. A professional drywall contractor will give you a smooth and seamless finish every time.

Drywall Contractors in Calgary

The Great Wall is a full-service drywall company in Calgary that focusses on new home builds, basement developments and home renovations. They provide drywall supply and installation as per building and code requirements. That includes all materials, taping and finishing including all types of beads, trims, ceiling and wall finishes. They also offer ceiling texturing, paint, finish sanding and touch up services as well as insulation supply and installation.

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