The team at Edward's Enterprises patches drywall, textures walls & more in Oak Park including:
Water damaged drywall replaced
Wall & ceiling texture spray
Settling wall cracks repaired
Ceiling texture re-sprayed
Prime raw dry wall for paint
Dry-wall prep before wallpaper
1/2 Drywall installations
5/8 Fireboard repairs
Purple/green board replaced
Minor plaster repair
Small sheetrock hole patches
Orange peel texture spray
Medium texture retouched
Knockdown bathroom texture
Bedroom acoustic ceiling spray
Install plywood over drywall
Maybe you recently put in new lights, or a new speaker cable. We can come in & patch & repair these cuts, slots & channels.
If the repair is on a wall with any of the common textures on it (Orange Peel, Medium, Heavy, Knockdown) have no fear. We can match the repaired section to the existing texture (no patch is ever going to match the existing area 100%, but we can get it pretty close).
Find out how we can help with your next drywall fix. Contact our office to go over your next dry-wall repair project!
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When it comes to wall patching, the first step is preparation. Some suggestions include to remove the furniture from the room so that it does not get in the way, as well as, does not accidentally get debris (or texture spray) on it.
If you are unable to remove the furniture you can cluster it into one corner (or the center of room) & cover it. Next, vacuum the room to create a clean work area. Then cover the floor with drop cloths so that no debris ruins the floor (and this prevents spray from settling on ground).
Also, take down any draperies or drapery hardware, & loosen light fixtures & wrap plastic bags around them. Lastly, remove any wall plates from electrical outlets & switches. Make sure that mesh patch is properly placed to cover the entire hole or aperture, & not leaving any of it exposed or uncovered, of course. A drywall knife is also especially handy to have, in this instance, as you can use it to use lightweight joint compounds to cover things up, using criss-cross, side-to-side motions. Let things dry up, & then, if you really want to, apply a second or even third layer, to be on the safe side of things…really cover that up as best you can, & let it reinforce itself upon properly drying.
USA Gypsum Wallboard Popularity & Rising Demand
The gypsum wallboard industry, within the U.S. alone, is truly one of the largest out there. & it has been for the last few years, now. Furthermore, a few of the planet's highest gypsum – concentration reserves are in the U.S. as well. North America is truly a proud industry leader in the production of gypsum & its wallboard products, having the final say in what gets made, outsourced, manufactured, remade, & much else.
The Economy Behind It All
Even during the latest recession, the economy, in terms of gypsum production, has not suffered as much as in other areas. & it, in fact, shows significant improvements in recovery, thanks to the abundance of supply & labor revolving around this industry.
A Few of the Latest Developments
As of late, in 2012 & onward, studies have shown U.S. production & demand GDP to stand at appx. $15,684bn, with 62 unique wallboard plants spread well in thriving regions of the country as well. & to further add, the total wallboard capacity has shown to be ~3450MM2 / year or higher since then. 2012 crude production alone accounted for 9.9Mt.
Gypsum wallboard efficiency is among the best since it's very easy to use, relatively affordable, environmentally friendly, & even sustainable. For that, it's no wonder most American construction business rely on it as heavily as they do. It delivers results.
What's your business's budget? It's hard to construct without gypsum wallboard. Need to have a plan.
Is it better to repair or replace drywall?
FAQs on drywall replacement & repair
Drywall is the new technology that many builders have opted to, for it offers a house some great finishes. As much as it is lightweight, easy to use, & affordable, the material isn't prone to damage. Holes, scratches, water damage, cracks, & dents are among the damage your drywall might face. So what are the commonly asked questions about drywall?
1. Should you hire a pro or DIY drywall repairs?
With possession of the necessary tools & materials, this is a job that you can handle yourself. However, it might take you a lot of time & give you some difficulties, so you should also consider hiring an expert.
2. What tools are required to do a DIY drywall repair?
Depending on the kind of job you have to do, you'd require the following; drill, knives, hacksaw, hammer, ladder, level, screwdriver, & tape measure. The materials you'll need are drywall tape, fresh drywall, drywall screws, & nails.
3. What is the cost of professional drywall repair?
The average cost if around $15.0 – $2 per square meter depending on the nature of the job.
4. Should I opt for a drywall repair or replacement?
The decision will depend on what situation your drywall is; if the damage is big, then a replacement, but if it can be fixed, then a repair.
5. Can I recycle the damaged drywall?
The only drywalls that can be recycled are those that contain asbestos, but the rest can't.
Is mold resistant drywall worth it?
In normal to dry locations, mold resistant drywall is generally not worth the additional cost. Also, mold resistant drywall does not protect against mold in cases of flooding or where large amounts of water would otherwise completely saturate the drywall.