Winter Snow Giving You the Dry Wall Blues

When the winter snows unleash it is our houses that bear the brunt of the heavy snowfall, and we are often left with leaks and flooding when the snow begins to melt.  We see the till tell signs of the stained walls and the buckled flooring, and we know that there is damage underneath the surface. One of the most common problems that occurs during winter is frozen pipes bursting and causing flooding and damage behind the walls.  The solution is to first call a plumber to repair the burst pipes to stop the…Read more …

DIY Drywall Repair Part 2

In our last blog we covered how to make small patches and small repairs to your drywall. In this blog we will be talking about how to tackle larger projects.  First a quick recap of what you will need a basic tips: If you’re planning to attempt these repairs yourself, you should take care to make sure you have the right tools and technique on hand before attempting any repairs: Tools Utility Knife Box Cutter Sandpaper (150-grit) Putty Knife pencil Materials Joint Compound Spackle Drywall Tape – Fiberglass Mesh Drywall Tape and/or Paper Drywall…Read more …

DIY Drywall Repair Part 1

Summer is typically the time of year that the family takes on a lot of little home projects that have been accumulating through the year. And, chances are, one of these projects is a sneaky little drywall repair that has been bugging you since you first noticed the hole, gouge, dent or whatever. It doesn’t matter how beautiful the rest of your home is – a cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged drywall can mar any home’s interior making it appear less than its best, in fact it can make it look even shoddy.…Read more …

Settling Cracks in Drywall, Part One

We have all seen them, the thin little cracks snaking along at an angle from the corner of a window or doorway.  The nail pops of newer construction, the tape separation and cracking.  It’s so unsightly!  Why does it happen?? Is there something wrong with my house?  Cracked drywall can appear unsightly and draw away all the focus from the décor of your room. But back to the main question: What is causing those cracks? It could be a number of things, but today, I am going to talk about one of the…Read more …